Please stand with us by signing this petition. Together we can call on the Government to declare lung cancer a health priority and to approve additional budget for Pharmac to fund lung cancer medications, including Keytruda, Alectinib, Osimertinib and Crizotinib, for all Kiwis with advanced lung cancer, irrespective of socio-economic status. https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/document/PET_86322/petition-of-philip-hope-for-lung-foundation-new-zealand?fbclid=IwAR0Er6gNod70xvpB1kq3bBVa0LExrfq8GSWo7Gv3KvV-Jr9vwb8mL-NsrDs
Lung Foundation NZ has filed a submission with Pharmac, urging them to do better for lung cancer – NZ’s Biggest Cancer Killer. A staggering imbalance exists, because of underfunding by Pharmac. For example; the top 3 lung cancer drugs reimbursed in NZ, represents less than 3% of the top 5 cancer drugs funded, despite lung […]
Dr Chris Atkinson, Lung Foundation NZ, Medical Director & Associate Professor of Oncology A new approach, informed by equity, a must to improve outcomes for lung cancer – NZ biggest cancer killer. Watch our video here
Listen to our interview with lung cancer patient Baden Ngan Kee.
5 Kiwis die from lung cancer every day. Even healthy people can develop lung cancer.
Seven Sharps reporter Mike Thorpe takes a look at World Smokefree Day and this included an interview with Medical Director of Lung Foundation New Zealand, Assoc. Prof. of Oncology Chris Atkinson. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/seven-sharp/clips/a-reformed-smoker-s-guide-to-kicking-the-habit-that-s-bad-for-your-health
World Smokefree Day with Duncan Garner, Amanda Gillies and Mark Richardson. Lung Foundation NZ, CEO Philip Hope says very little of the money the Government raises through its ever-growing tobacco tax is actually spent on helping people quit. “The Government generates $1.9 billion from tobacco taxes each year – 3 percent of that is directed […]
Today we observe World Smokefree Day, which is a great opportunity for people who smoke to think about quitting… World Smokefree Day also acknowledges the important role partners of smokers have with supporting someone they care about to quit with help from a healthcare professional. See below for information – https://www.smokefree.org.nz/help-advice/helping-others-to-be-smokefree https://quit.org.nz/en/helping-others-quit
You are invited and your voice matters! Lung Foundation New Zealand is pleased Pharmac are hosting five public Community Conversations to receive consumer feedback. We encourage all kiwis to attend to make their voice count, especially patients and carers. PLEASE RSVP to confirm your attendance www.pharmac.govt.nz/community-conversations Nelson 31 May 2018 1 pm – 2:30 pm […]
Lung Foundation New Zealand participated in a forum alongside many other patient advocacy groups to discuss the value of a collective patient voice to improve healthcare outcomes. Pictured are most of the attendees following this very productive forum. Updates will be forthcoming.