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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

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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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Breathe Better September

Breathe Better September is a national campaign to raise awareness of respiratory conditions in New Zealand. The campaign encourages all Kiwis to show their support for better breathing and healthy lungs and to start thinking about how they can improve their respiratory health. Find out more.

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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