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Supporting the 700,000 Kiwis with respiratory disease

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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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NZ's first ever COPD Guidelines are now published

The first-ever New Zealand COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Guidelines are now available, providing a national framework for diagnosis and management of COPD in a New Zealand context. Read more 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


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Support the development of respiratory health knowledge in New Zealand

Respiratory disease accounts for one in ten of all hospital stays in New Zealand. We train hundreds of health professionals every year to provide patients with the education needed to prevent unnecessary hospitalistions. Your contribution will help us to continue to provide research, education and advocacy for the 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 New Zealand be world leaders in respiratory health knowledge.

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