Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ wants to see the next government take respiratory illness seriously by setting the following target: Reduce emergency visits for acute respiratory illnesses by 20% within 5 years.

There is still a long way to go to address the respiratory health inequities for Māori and Pacific populations, and to improve the overall high rates of respiratory illness throughout New Zealand.

To take this matter seriously the next government elected is advised by Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ to set a national respiratory health target that crosses the silos of the following government portfolios:

  • Health
  • Māori Development
  • Pacific Peoples
  • Social Housing
  • Education
  • Social Development
  • Social Investment
  • Whānau Ora

The target that Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ seeks your support in achieving is as follows:

“Reduce emergency visits for acute respiratory illnesses by 20% within the next 5 years” 


Download the Political Manifesto 2017 here.

Policy Manifesto 2017

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