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.
See How NZ’s Publicly-Funded Lung Cancer Treatment Options Compare
This report provides a direct comparison of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment Options: New Zealand and Australia versus European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Guidelines. Sadly this report demonstrates how far behind Pharmac is with reimbursin…
Transcript of Guyon Espiner’s interview of Pharmac, CEO, Sarah Fitt
“There are more than a hundred medicines on the PHARMAC waiting list. Some have been there five, ten or even fifteen years. I interviewed the Chief Executive of PHARMAC, Sarah Fitt, and asked her whether she was comfortable with that. Well, if there’s…
Infographic shows why lung cancer patients are dying prematurely
New Zealand is so far behind with access to standard of care treatments it is embarrassing. Lung cancer is the most targetable cancer. However, Pharmac policy is causing our most vulnerable to die prematurely.