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.

Lung Foundation New Zealand has four key messages:

  1. Lung disease can affect anyone.
  2. You need to see a doctor if you have;
    – shortness of breath
    – chest pains
    – an unexplained cough (of more than 4 weeks)
    – noisy breathing.
  3. Lung disease can be treated – the earlier you start treatment the better.
  4. To look after your lungs don’t smoke and be active.

Download the four key messages here

Latest News

Bald Head Challenge in support of Lung Cancer

  Big thanks to Cathy Zheng for her commitment to do a “Bald Head Challenge” by shaving her hair off on the 10th March to raise funds and awareness in support of our lung cancer programme. Cathy’s mother was diagnosed with lung cancer a couple of…

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Meeting with Chair of the Health Select Committee

A productive meeting with Chair of the Health Select Committee & MP for Manurewa, Louisa Wall, which enabled Lung Foundation New Zealand to present our cause and highlight a number of the inequalities that exist for lung cancer. Louisa is well informed…

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Lung Cancer Patients waiting a year for Keytruda funding decision from Pharmac

Lung Foundation New Zealand continues to advocate for immunotherapy to be funded for lung cancer (a standard of care abroad). Meanwhile the very protracted process is costing lives. Story by: Amy Wiggins amy.wiggins@nzme.co.nz New Zealand Herald 12 Feb…

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