A federal funding boost is on its way to support thousands of asthma suffers.
Asthma can be fatal, causing around 400 deaths each year and asthma attacks cause around 40,000 hospitalisations every year.
More than 2.5 million Australians are affected by asthma and it is one of the most common chronic conditions among children.
Asthma Australia will receive more than $1.9 million per year over four years to continue two training programs.
Asthma Australia's child and adolescent program delivers asthma information and emergency training for staff in preschools and schools and supports self-management for adolescents.
Its community support program delivers education workshops and information online.
The National Asthma Council will receive $525,000 to boost its asthma training for GPs, practice nurses and indigenous health workers.
Health Minister Greg Hunt says the extra funding means the National Asthma Council is now receiving $1.265 million to support the conduct of the program over three years.