The Asthma in New Zealand report shares the findings gathered in the Foundation's first ever survey of New Zealanders' living with asthma. The survey asked a range of questions to find out more about asthma control, management, care and concerns of those with asthma. It includes a series of recommendations on changes needed to improve the lives of New Zealanders with asthma.
The impact of respiratory disease in New Zealand: 2020 update was created to provide a useful baseline of respiratory statistics in New Zealand. The 2020 update shows that huge inequity persists in terms of both asthma and other respiratory diseases. Click here to download the full report, and view the one-page summary.
The impact of respiratory disease in New Zealand: 2018 update was created to provide a useful baseline of respiratory statistics in New Zealand. We are working on extending these to present a more complete picture of New Zealand’s respiratory health. Click here to download the full report.
The He Māramatanga Huango (Understanding Asthma) research report was commissioned in 2015 by the Ministry of Health and the Asthma Foundation of New Zealand and undertaken by the University of Otago. The report found that the main barriers to optimal health literacy, and therefore optimal care for Māori children with asthma, are structural and endemic to our acute care model of health delivery.
Read the BPAC Article entitled: Asthma education in primary care: A focus on improving outcomes for Māori and Pacific peoples based on the He Māramatanga Huangō report and peer reviewed by Dr Tristram Ingham.
Both The He Māramatanga Huango (Understanding Asthma) and The impact of respiratory disease in New Zealand: 2014 update reports provided valuable and up to date content for the development of Te Hā Ora: National Respiratory Strategy.