Lung Health

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 and we are most grateful she has agreed to take forward some of […]

Recognising Simplot NZ and John West

It was very fitting to thank everyone at Simplot New Zealand and John West. Pictured below is; Chris Buddle, County Manager and Julian Ng, Group Brand Manager, together with colleagues at a presentation to acknowledge their tremendous support in conjunction with the John West 12k Traverse at the 2017 Auckland Marathon. These lung health champions […]

Come join us on Facebook!

Lung health matters – lung cancer matters Do join us online! Help us grow our online community by promoting our Facebook site and sharing posts with your friends and those you care about.

Today we observe World Pneumonia Day.

Today, 12th November 2017, we observe World Pneumonia Day. Pneumococcal Pneumonia 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 your risk. Become a lung health champion by sharing this poster with those you care about. NZ Lung […]

November is Lung Health Month AND Lung Cancer Awareness month

Lung Foundation New Zealand observes lung health month and lung cancer awareness month during November. We thought we would begin by sharing some lung facts that remind us how important our/your lungs are; Lungs are the only internal organs that are constantly exposed to the environment The average person breathes about 11,000 litres of air […]

Green Cross Health, pharmacy brands Unichem and Life Pharmacy to observe lung health Month

We acknowledge the increasingly important role community pharmacists have in raising awareness and identifying those who may be at risk of lung disease. For many, the community pharmacist is recognised as the go to health professional, because individuals can speak with a pharmacist free of charge, without an appointment and in confidence. Lung Foundation New […]

New Zealand Health Strategy Implementation Workshop

Lung Foundation New Zealand participated in a workshop held in Auckland with other key stakeholders to look at the journey our health system has taken since the launch of the NZ Health Strategy. This forum was a good opportunity to collaborate, to acknowledge the positives of the present and also consider the future we all […]

John Ashton – Seven Sharp

John Ashton, lung cancer patient ambassador, talks about the need for new treatment options to be funded in the public health system. Click read more to view the article