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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Back to School

Did you know that the third and fourth week of Term One is when New Zealand experiences the highest rate of hospitalisations for childhood asthma – greater than even the winter months? Learn about what you can do to help your child stay well as they return to school. Learn more

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Meet our Finalists

Meet the group of outstanding Kiwis who are achieving great things while managing serious respiratory conditions. Read 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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