OIA Response: Asthma and Respiratory Foundation payments

Thank you for your request dated 24 June 2019 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to payments to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation.

19 July 2019

[Name and contact details redacted]

Dear [Name redacted]

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your request dated 24 June 2019 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to payments to the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation.  Your request was:

Please tell list all payments Pharmac has made to the Asthma Respiratory Foundation since 1 July 2016 what each transaction relates to.

The following table lists all payments and what each transaction relates to:

Date (invoice date)

Payment

Reason

12 July 2018

$5,000+GST

Sponsorship for New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2018

8 May 2018

$10,000+GST

Grant for Respiratory Impact Report 2018 update

19 May 2017

$10,000+GST

Gold Session Sponsorship for New Zealand Respiratory Conference 2017

7 November 2016

$3,000+GST

Printing of Adult Asthma Action Plans with the updated guidelines (patient resource)

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Yours sincerely

[Alison Hill's signature]

Alison Hill
Director, Engagement and Implementation