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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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Wrapping up NZ Respiratory Conference

Our biennial NZ Respiratory COnfrence is now over for another two years. Missed out this year? No worries! We have uploaded highlights from the two days, including session slides and photos here

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Do you have COPD?

Over 200,000 Kiwis have COPD in New Zelaand, yet it still remains woefully undiagnosed. We have put together a short quiz of some common COPD symptoms to help raise awareness of the disease 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. 

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 keep New Zealanders breathing freely.


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