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Inaugural Respiratory Health Media Awards

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 10:54 am | Asthma Foundation

To acknowledge and support the close partnership the Asthma Foundation enjoys with New Zealand’s media, chief executive Angela Francis is proud to announce the establishment of the Respiratory Health Media Awards. More >>

Decision to cut disability allowance payments disappointing

Sunday, 22 March 2015, 1:24 pm | Asthma Foundation

Life can be expensive for a family with a sick child. The 8-year-old Manurewa boy whose asthma is so bad that he missed one in every four school days last year evidenced this situation. Every month there is Ventolin at $18 a month, Serevent, at $5 a month ... More >>

Children's health a major factor in pre-school build

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 4:33 pm | Asthma Foundation

Above average rates of asthma inhaler use mean the wellness of children a major factor in new Christchurch pre-school build More >>

Asthma Foundation: link between poverty & respiratory health

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 9:20 am | Asthma Foundation

The latest figures from the Respiratory Health Impact Report commissioned by the Asthma Foundation support the Child Poverty Monitor figures noting poverty as a major driver for poor respiratory health in New Zealand. More >>

Link between poverty and poor respiratory health

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 9:19 am | Asthma Foundation

The latest figures from the Respiratory Health Impact Report commissioned by the Asthma Foundation support the Child Poverty Monitor figures noting poverty as a major driver for poor respiratory health in New Zealand. More >>

Imagine if New Zealand was smokefree

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 2:44 pm | Asthma Foundation

On World COPD Day we encourage the government to continue to work towards our goal of a smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. More >>

Running dogs helped save my life

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 2:30 pm | Asthma Foundation

Fiona Turner loves her dogs and doing dog agility courses. It was this love that prompted her to give up smoking two years ago and get fit so she could compete. More >>

Quitting is only way for COPD sufferers to prolong lives

Monday, 17 November 2014, 2:44 pm | Asthma Foundation

Over 200,000 New Zealanders suffer from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), a chronic lung disease that is usually caused by smoking. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death after cancer, heart disease and stroke but is almost entirely preventable ... More >>

Australia's commitment to tackle asthma applauded

Monday, 10 November 2014, 3:24 pm | Asthma Foundation

At a time when another young New Zealander tragically lost her life to asthma in Christchurch, the Asthma Foundation applauds the Australian Government’s commitment to tackle the impact of asthma through providing $200,000 to fund the development ... More >>

Just released Global Asthma Report offers hope

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:12 pm | Asthma Foundation

The Global Asthma Network’s (GAN) just released 2014 Global Asthma Report notes with asthma today there is much to be concerned about however with good long-term management the burden of asthma can be reduced. More >>

Pharmac funded drug to provide huge benefits for asthmatics

Friday, 17 October 2014, 12:39 pm | Asthma Foundation

The Asthma Foundation welcomes the recent announcement by Pharmac on the funding of omalizumab for the treatment of severe allergic asthma. More >>

Asthma Awareness Week 2014

Monday, 13 October 2014, 9:17 am | Asthma Foundation

Asthma Awareness Week 2014 is from 13-19 October with Balloon Day on Friday 17 October More >>

Shock at widening gaps in respiratory health

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 1:45 pm | Asthma Foundation

New statistics to be presented at the New Zealand Respiratory Conference based on 2013 data highlight that more needs to be done to support Maori and Pacific with respiratory conditions and those from the poorest households. More >>

SMART Regime may reduce asthma hospitalisations for Maori

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 1:43 pm | Asthma Foundation

New statistics presented at the New Zealand Respiratory Conference based on 2013 data highlight that more needs to be done to support Maori with asthma. Dr Matire Harwood presented results from a study testing the effectiveness of a ground-breaking ... More >>

Erin Simpson tackles new role as ambassador

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 10:40 am | Asthma Foundation

For Erin Simpson and her family, being hospitalised with asthma at the age of eight highlighted how serious asthma can be. “I remember thinking that you can die from asthma,” Erin says. “This was a pretty scary thought for an eight year old to ... More >>

Students encouraged to be brave and never give up

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:51 am | Asthma Foundation

Students encouraged to be brave and never give up if they want to 'make it happen' More >>

Asthma Foundation to fund New Zealand Asthma Guidelines

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:47 am | Asthma Foundation

Asthma Foundation to fund New Zealand Asthma Guidelines which will not 'sit on the shelf' More >>

Dance 4 Asthma winners raise profile of Asthma

Friday, 4 July 2014, 4:15 pm | Asthma Foundation

Congratulations to Cockle Bay Primary (Howick), Green Bay Intermediate (Green Bay, Auckland) and Wanganui Girls College (Wanganui)- winners of the Asthma Foundation's Dance 4 Asthma competition 2014. More >>

Asthma and obesity - we must do better!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014, 10:24 pm | Asthma Foundation

The Asthma Foundation joins the New Zealand Medical Association in their level of concern about obesity – especially with how it contributes to respiratory conditions. Being obese can increase inflammation in the airways and lead to worsening asthma. ... More >>

Quit now! Give your lungs a chance

Friday, 30 May 2014, 11:50 am | Asthma Foundation

"We say: ' Quit now!' You can do it with the right support!" said Angela Francis, chief executive of the Asthma Foundation. More >>

 

 

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