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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Nick Ashill: From Perth to Bondi

“Every step I take in April, May and June will symbolise the everyday struggles and challenges faced by those living with a respiratory condition." Find out more and show your support.

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2024 World Asthma Day

Help us raise $20,000 to allow close to 150 healthcare heroes to undertake a 12-hour course that provides critical education on asthma and COPD management. Donate here.


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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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