Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is New Zealand’s principal authority for all respiratory conditions, representing the interests of the 700,000 New Zealanders living with respiratory disease.

The Foundation’s purpose is to lead respiratory health knowledge through research, education, and advocacy, with the goal to reduce respiratory-related hospitalisations, and improve respiratory health outcomes for all.

The Foundation works to achieve this through a combination of activities including; developing clinical best practice, encouraging self-management, improving health literacy, delivering education, and raising the national profile of respiratory disease in New Zealand.

ARFNZ operates with no contract Government funding and is solely reliant on generous grants, sponsorship, and donations.