EFA and EFA Members stand by the fact that prevention and addressing risk factors are key areas to improve the health of those living with allergies and airways diseases.

 

Through the #ShowLeadership campaign we are looking at instilling in decision-makers that prevention takes many forms and shapes. Primary prevention is about addressing the risk factors that transform people into patients. Secondary prevention is about avoiding further exacerbations for people already affected by allergies and airways diseases.

Unfortunately, according to the 2018 State of Health in the EU report, less than 3% of health spending is devoted to health promotion and disease prevention. At EFA, we want policy-makers to take responsibility and transform words into actions. This month of May we want them to show leadership in improving the policy response to risk factors associated with allergies and airways diseases.

We will unveil results from our 2018 Active Patients Access Care survey on World Asthma Day and World No Tobacco Day.

Help us disseminate them and endorse our campaign. #ShowLeadership!

Tags: Category: News
Country: EU
Disease area: Asthma,Allergy
Theme: Food labelling, Tobacco and smoking, - Air pollution