EFA Projects

COPD Project

Promoting Best Practice and Raising Awareness for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) People who suffer from COPD do not usually go to see a specialist or primary care physician as they believe they have a mere smoker’s cough or just flu. Instead, a timely detection of the disease could improve the quality of life of patients and their families and reduce the economic burden of COPD. An example of best-practice is the case of Denmark.

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Capacity Building Project

The newest project for EFA is being offered to its members. The new Capacity Building Project is  a chance for EFA members to participate in a new project aiming to bring them into a position to contribute to run their own projects and organizations more effectively while improving their ability to become involved in EFA projects. EFA already has successful experiences planning capacity building exercises for its members such as the EFA "Meet and

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Oxygen Harmonization Project

Background The EFA Oxygen Harmonization Project was a project officially completed in 2013 and focused on the inequalities which exist in relation to the availability of oxygen during travel on commercial airlines. The project worked as a parallel action working with MEP Keith Taylor at the European Parliament, who has requested an own-initiative report (OIR) in the Transportation and Tourism (TRAN) Committee of the European Parliament on “The

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Allergy Awareness Project

EFA's Allergy Awareness Project:  Raise Awareness, Relieve the Burden! The EFA Allergy Awareness Project was launched at the European Parliament on 22 November 2011 with the publication of the EFA Book on Respiratory Allergy in Europe: Raise Awareness, Relieve the Burden. The book included a Call to Action, which has since been placed online to electronically collect signatures for an eventual European Citizens’ Initiative through the European

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EFA “Learn to Live with Asthma” Project

In 2005 EFA completed its project on “Learning to Live with Asthma” aimed at answering important questions for asthma patients about coping with asthma-related problems. The main questions included: -Do you understand your doctor? -Do you have enough support? -What is it like living with asthma at home? -How can you best cope with asthma at work? -What are the issues when traveling with asthma? -How can you enjoy sports with asthma? -How do you

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