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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

$6B

cost to country each year

1 in 7

children have asthma

Nzrc2020

New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2020

The New Zealand Respiratory Conference (NZRC) will be held on 5-6 November 2020, at Te Papa, Wellington. The conference is the largest gathering or hui for professionals with an interest in respiratory health in New Zealand. Delegates from a variety of professions join us each year, including GP’s, nurses, pharmacists, specialists, educators and researchers. Find out more.

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My Asthma app

The My Asthma app contains simple asthma information, asthma first aid steps, and an electronic Asthma Action Plan. Better yet, it's free to download right now! Find out more.

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Help New Zealanders Breathe Freely

Respiratory disease accounts for one in ten 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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