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

1 in 7

have a respiratory disease


most common cause of death


cost to country each year

1 in 8

children have asthma

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Nominations for the New Zealand Respiratory Achievers' Awards are now open

Do you know someone in the community who deserves recognition? Make a nomination

Copd Handbook 2

New patient COPD handbook released

This new handbook aims to provide information about COPD - from the various symptoms you may experience, to the different types of treatment and medication used to manage the condition. Download the handbook


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Support The Development Of Respiratory Health Knowledge In New Zealand

Respiratory disease accounts for one in eleven of all hospital stays in New Zealand and is the third leading cause of death. The Foundation wants to see those statistics changed and for all New Zealanders to breathe easier. We provide education, research and advocacy for the 700,000 Kiwis living with a respiratory condition.

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