Submission for the Inquiry into health inequities for Maori
Lung Foundation New Zealand, filed a submission for the inquiry into health inequities for Maori, which has been led by the Maori Affairs Committee. LFNZ presented to the committee on Monday 4th November and answered questions pertaining to its submission. We hope this inquiry will help NZ take the bold steps ahead that will eliminate […]
Comparison of cancer registration and mortality rates
These infographics highlight WHY lung cancer MUST be declared a national health priority. Reference – Cancer patterns in New Zealand. Source: New Zealand Cancer Action Plan 2019-2029.
Response to the Cancer Action Plan 2019 – 2029
We are really pleased after two years to now have a draft cancer plan to review and acknowledge the work that has gone into this draft plan. First up, we should record how disappointing it was, for our cause, and CANGO (Cancer Non-Governmental Organisations) of which Lung Foundation NZ is a member, to not be […]
Our submission to the Health Select Committee
We recently presented to the Health Select Committee. Sincere thanks to the many brave patients and carers for their letters, which highlight the terrible inequity that exists for lung cancer in NZ. Click to view our submission – 2019 July – Lung Foundation NZ – Health Select Committee – Hearing for Lung Cancer Petition Petition […]
On World Lung Cancer Day Lung Foundation NZ is declaring lung cancer a National Health Emergency
Today, five New Zealanders will die from lung cancer. A state that our cause is calling a national health emergency and requires urgent corrective action from the Government. This World Lung Cancer Day we urge the government to make funding standard of care treatments a national health priority. It is a national shame that New […]
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 reimbursing standard of care treatments for NZ’s Biggest Cancer Killer and why lung cancer patients die prematurely in New Zealand. […]
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 other medicines that have come along and replaced it. If there’s not […]
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.
MARCH WITH US to DELIVER our PETITION to PARLIAMENT IN TRIBUTE to COURAGEOUS AMBASSADOR, JASON GUTTENBEIL.
WHEN: Tuesday 7 May 2019 10.45 am to 1.00 pm WHERE: Meet at the courtyard, outside Wellington Library, 65 Victoria Street. We will march to Pharmac at 40 Mercer Street, then along Willis Street and Lambton Quay, before arriving on the steps of Parliament. Click the link to view our poster – LFNZ Petition Submission […]