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

Pemetrexed to be funded from 1st November 2017

Today PHARMAC announced the approval of a proposal to fund pemetrexed for the treatment of mesothelioma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Says Philip Hope of Lung Foundation New Zealand; “We were pleased to be informed today that pemetrexed will…

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CANGO (Cancer NGO’s) election manifesto launch

CANGO (Cancer Non- Governmental Organisations) an alliance of prominent New Zealand cancer charities, including Lung Foundation NZ, launched it’s election manifesto last night in Wellington. CANGO is encouraging all political parties to address inequit…

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Cancer NGO’s election manifesto urges all political parties to address inequity

CANGO (Cancer Non-Governmental Organisations) an alliance of prominent New Zealand cancer charities, including Lung Foundation New Zealand, launched it’s election manifesto last night in Wellington. CANGO is encouraging all political parties to address…

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