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Asthma and respiratory diseases are two of the leading causes of sickness and death in New Zealand

1 in 6

have a respiratory disease

3rd

most common cause of death

$5.5B

cost to country each year

1 in 7

children have asthma

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Asthma in children is preventable and treatable if caught early enough. Learn about Areiawa's story, and how you can make a difference by giving a gift towards the Child and Adolescent Asthma Guidelines this Christmas. Find out more here.

Respiratory disease affects more people than you think. Read their stories...

Help New Zealanders Breathe Freely

Respiratory disease accounts for one in eight of all hospital stays in New Zealand. We train hundreds of nurses every year to provide people with the education needed to prevent hospital stays. Help us train more nurses to help over 700,000 Kiwis living with a respiratory condition. 

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