Welcome to Lung Foundation New Zealand
Lung Foundation NZ is an independent non-government organisation dedicated to promoting healthy lungs and early detection of lung disease (including lung cancer, NZ’s biggest cancer killer).
The Foundation advocates on a range of issues, including access to more effective funded treatments, an increase in research funding and a commitment to making Aotearoa a Smokefree nation by 2025.
The organisation forms part of a global movement committed to all aspects of lung health and it will collaborate with organisations that share similar objectives.
Comparison of cancer registration and mortality rates
These infographics highlight WHY lung cancer MUST be declared a national health priority. Reference – Cancer patterns in New Zealand. Source: New Zealand Cancer Action Plan 2019-2029.
Response to the Cancer Action Plan 2019 – 2029
We are really pleased after two years to now have a draft cancer plan to review and acknowledge the work that has gone into this draft plan. First up, we should record how disappointing it was, for our cause, and CANGO (Cancer Non-Governmental Organisa…
Our submission to the Health Select Committee
We recently presented to the Health Select Committee. Sincere thanks to the many brave patients and carers for their letters, which highlight the terrible inequity that exists for lung cancer in NZ. Click to view our submission – 2019 July – Lung Found…