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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


most common cause of death


cost to country each year

1 in 7

children have asthma

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World Asthma Day - 1 May 2018!

Over 521,000 kiwis live with asthma, please help us to create awareness about this condition in your community on World Asthma Day. Find out how you can get involved here!

Respiratory disease affects more people than you think. Read their stories...

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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