General Interest

Ban smoking in cars – study

We support a ban on smoking in cars. It’s all about whanau. Banning smoking in cars should be just one of a number of new measures taken by the next government to demonstrate its commitment to Smokefree Aotearoa 2025. View the article here

Medicines NZ Dinner

Great to meet up with Laura Huet of Cystic Fibrosis NZ (CFNZ) at the Medicines New Zealand Dinner. We enjoy good collaboration with CFNZ and a number of other NGO’s to ensure patients have a voice on all aspects of healthcare. We continue to advocate for better access to more effective treatments.     Professor […]

Meeting with Pharmac

Lung Foundation NZ met recently with representatives from Pharmac to present our cause and discuss a range of issues on behalf of lung cancer patients. It was good to clarify funding policy and establish an agreed process to advocate on funding pharmaceuticals. Pictured from left facing is; Andrew Park, Therapeutic Group Manager, Pharmac; Dr Bryan […]

Presenters at the GPCME in Rotorua

We are very pleased Lung Health is on the programme at the 2017 GPCME in Rotorua. Our thanks to Dr Richard Sullivan (Chair), Dr Chris Lewis, Dr John Ashton (Lung Cancer Patient Ambassador) and Dr Greg Frazer (Special Advisory Committee) for delivering a very thorough and professional lung health plenary at the 2017 GPCME in […]

Minimise the risk of pneumococcal pneumonia this winter

June 1st is acknowledged as the official start of winter. Pneumococcal pneumonia (lung infection) is more common and more serious in older adults. The enclosed infographic highlights important facts about pneumococcal pneumonia. Talk to your doctor about ways to minimise the risk this winter. Become a lung health champion by sharing this poster.

Pneumococcal pneumonia can strike anywhere at anytime

Pneumococcal pneumonia (lung infection) is more common and more serious in older adults. The enclosed infographic highlights important facts about pneumococcal pneumonia. Talk to your doctor about ways to minimise the risk. World Pneumonia Day was observed on Saturday 12th November and we highlight this serious lung infection during lung health month (November). Become a lung health champion […]

Ten-year-old forms group to raise awareness of lung cancer

Ten year old, Tom Hodges has rallied some of his school mates to form a group of seven called “The Lung Busters”. They are taking on the Summer Starter 10k run on the 27th November in support of Toms mum Kate who has lung cancer. The Lung Busters, together with their families and friends are helping our cause […]