Welcome to Lung Foundation New Zealand

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.

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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…

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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…

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Without Keytruda, 30 deaths a week from lung cancer

We acknowledge this Radio NZ follow-up report by Guyon Espiner. We also acknowledge Medical Oncologist, Dr Laird Cameron for his leadership by speaking about the inequity that exists in NZ with access to precision medicines, namely immunotherapy. https…

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