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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Asthma In Nz Survey

Asthma in NZ Survey 2023

Help us to understand more about Kiwis' experiences with asthma by filling in a short online survey. Read more

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Researchers are continuing to investigate the causes of and best ways to treat respiratory conditions. Find out how you can help. Learn more


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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.

Call 0900 4 ASTHMA (0900 4 278462) to give an automatic $20 donation, or click the donate button below to give whatever you can to help New Zealand be world leaders in respiratory health knowledge.

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