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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New Zealand Respiratory Conference

Join New Zealand’s community of respiratory healthcare professionals at the New Zealand Respiratory Conference, this November 16 and 17, 2023 in Wellington. Register now

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Nick Ashill talks wellness with Comfortech®

Key Foundation supporter Nick Ashill shared his remarkable story of bravery, courage and perseverance with the Comfortech Team. Nick spoke about the importance of looking after your mental health, wellbeing, physical health, and the challenges he faced in his journey back to full recovery. Watch the video


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Support the development of respiratory health knowledge in New Zealand

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.

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