South Auckland has the highest rates of preventable asthma rates in the country among 0-14 year olds.

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation and Turuki Health Care have partnered to proactively reach out to affected tamariki and their whānau via Turuki’s school-based services, in order to reduce the disproportionately high rates of Māori and Pasifika children who are unable to lead healthy, well lives due to asthma and other respiratory conditions.

The project aims to reduce sick days from school, acute doctor’s visits and admissions to hospital for asthma and other respiratory conditions. The pilot aims for every child with asthma in four of South Auckland’s schools to have a management plan, and for their whānau and schools to know how to better support children with asthma and respiratory conditions.  

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is one of Allen + Clarke's lucky recipients for their pro bono work. Allen + Clarke is supporting an outcomes evaluation of the pilot, along with the National Hauora Collective who will be bringing their IT expertise in tracking health data.

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