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.READ OUR 4 KEY LUNG HEALTH MESSAGES
2020 Election request for New Zealand Politician’s
Cancer is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and lung cancer is NZ’s biggest cancer killer, claiming more lives every year than, breast cancer, prostate cancer and melanoma. Government and health leaders, pledge to deliver world class cancer car…
Daughter shaves hair off to raise funds in tribute to her mum, following lung cancer diagnosis
We so appreciate the amazing support of Evie Peace, together with her family and friends, for their generous fundraising, in conjunction with a head shave, in tribute to Evie’s very brave mother, Heather Stewart. Heather has been diagnosed with small c…
HEALTH Waikato school bus driver forced to self-fund cancer drug Keytruda after Pharmac postpones support
Access to healthcare is a “basic right”, yet rationing by delay to standard of care medicines, continues in NZ. This is causing premature death for countless patients. The ongoing delay by Pharmac to reimburse immunotherapy in first line NSCLC is causi…