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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

Help us get asthma resources into schools

With proper understanding we can stop asthma from taking young lives. Knowing how to support a friend during an attack. Knowing what to do if you are alone and have an attack. Knowing how to manage your asthma day by day... 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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