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The Asthma Foundation
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The Asthma Foundation is New Zealand’s not-for-profit sector authority on asthma and other respiratory illnesses. We advocate to government and raise awareness of respiratory illnesses, fund research for better treatments and educate on best practice. We provide resources on our website and support our 18 affiliated asthma societies in providing education, support and advice services.

Our affiliated Asthma Societies and their branches offer one-on-one education and support free or at little cost.

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Thursday, 5 May 2011
St John: call an ambulance earlier for asthma Joint media statement: St John and the Asthma Foundation. St John, which provides ambulance services to 90 percent of New Zealanders, has put its support behind the Asthma Foundation's work to reduce dangerous asthma attacks. 366 views

Asthma costs us all Recent Ministry of Health figures reveal that it costs $1121 a day to treat a patient in hospital for asthma. 203 views

Friday, 15 April 2011
Asthma in Aotearoa: Not a pretty picture Media Statement The Asthma Foundation 15 April 2011 Asthma in Aotearoa: not a pretty picture Imagine that every, single person in Hamilton has asthma. 259 views

Friday, 11 June 2010
Marton shop receives award A shop in Marton was today presented an award by the Asthma Foundation for not selling tobacco products. 198 views

Friday, 7 May 2010
More than 24 000 Canterbury children have asthma This week is Asthma Awareness Week and the Asthma Foundation is stressing the high prevalence of the illness in Aotearoa. 223 views

Thursday, 6 May 2010
Phoenix soccer star talks of asthma woes Wellington Phoenix FC star defender Jon McKain has spoken of his struggle with asthma when he was younger and has urged Wellingtonians to get behind tomorrow’s Balloon Day street appeal in Wellington by the Asthma Foundation. 227 views

Grant Robertson: 'the whole of Victoria University with asthma—it's shocking' Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson has come out in strong support for tomorrow's Balloon Day street appeal in Wellington by the Asthma Foundation. 208 views

Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Wellington City Councillor: 'Asthma can be scary. I know.' Wellington City Councillor Stephanie Cook is supporting the Asthma Foundation's street appeal in central Wellington this Friday because she has first-hand, recent experience of just how scary asthma can be. City Councillor: "Asthma can be scary. 236 views

Tuesday, 4 May 2010
What is going to change? World Asthma Day: what is going to change? By the Asthma Foundation Another World Asthma Day rolls around (4 May) and still New Zealand has one of the highest rates of asthma in the world and the illness is the leading reason for New Zealand children being hospitalised. 221 views

Monday, 3 May 2010
You have asthma? Take care The Asthma Foundation News release For immediate use 3 May 2010 You have asthma? Take care. 242 views

7000+ Rotorua adults have asthma New calculations by the Asthma Foundation suggest that around 7000 Rotorua adults aged 15 to 64 have asthma. 302 views

Sunday, 2 May 2010
Asthma Foundation announces prizes By the Asthma Foundation   The Asthma Foundation has announced the prizes for its 2010 Balloon Day colouring competition for children. 255 views

Saturday, 1 May 2010
Estimated that 70 000 Auckland children have asthma 70 000 kids in Auckland with asthma By the Asthma Foundation At least 70 000 children in the greater Auckland region alone live with asthma, according to Asthma Foundation calculations. 245 views

Friday, 30 April 2010
Asthma Foundation goes twittery over Balloon Day The Asthma Foundation has joined Twitter. @asthmafndation 425 views

We see what smoking does to people The Asthma Foundation today praised the Government and congratulated the Associate Minister of Health, Tariana Turia, for facing the facts and raising taxes on cigarettes – poisonous products that play a massive role in New Zealand's appalling respiratory health statistics. 238 views

Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Don't be fooled, be prepared The Asthma Foundation Media Statement 28 April 2010 “Don’t be fooled, be prepared” People with asthma mustn’t let the mild autumn we have had lull them into a false sense of security and should get immunised against influenza as soon as possible, says the Asthma Foundation. 357 views