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World Asthma Day - Young patients have something to say about asthma
Adolescent patients with asthma encounter difficulties in following their medication but the reasons are unclear; HEY YA! HEalth Literacy, Young Patients with Asthma and Adherence to treatment: EFA Re ...

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A MUST READ: guide to involve patients in EU research
The U-BIOPRED project has published “A short guide to successful patient involvement in EU-funded research”. The booklet was produced by the project’s Patient Input Platform, a group of asthma patient ...

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EFA COPD Projects update (March 2015)
We are delighted to share with you our new report to harmonise prevention, care and rehabilitation for COPD patients across Europe! The report focused on healthcare systems and policies in 19 Europe a ...

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Standards for COPD Care Now
EFA Releases its Book on COPD in Europe Seeking Minimum Standards of Care At the EFA-ECC World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day Event in Brussels on November 28th, the EFA Book on Mi ...

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Minimum Standards of Care for COPD Patients in Europe
EFA is excited to release its second book concerning COPD in Europe, the EFA Book on Minimum Standards of Care for COPD patients in Europe, which was produced as a result of the EFA COPD Project. The  ...

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Enabling Air Travel with Oxygen in Europe Booklet
EFA Booklet:  Stop discrimination against patients on board aircrafts! For patients requiring oxygen on board planes, an ordinary flight can turn into a nightmare. The rules and prices reg ...

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Update on the Allergy Awareness project (February 2012)
EFA's respiratory allergy project is still underway and if you have not already done so we invite you to sign EFA's CALL TO ACTION on respiratory allergies in Europe, to help raise awareness & rel ...

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Oxygen Harmonisation Project (closed EFA 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 comm ...

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Launch of EFA Respiratory Allergy Book at European Parliament
On the 22 of November, EFA marked the launch of its new book on respiratory allergies. The event took place at the European Parliament in Brussels. The aim of the EFA respiratory allergy book is  ...

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Launch Event of EFA Allergy Book and Call to Action
EFA hosted an event in Room A5E-3 (Alteiro Spinelli Building) at the European Parliament in Brussels to launch the EFA Book on Respiratory Allergies in Europe: Raising Awareness, Relieve the Burden. & ...

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EFA Book on Respiratory Allergy in Europe: Relieve the Burden
This book, published in November 2011, contains the first comprehensive survey of its kind conducted “by patients, for patients” reporting on the diagnosis, quality and accessibility of best practices ...

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EFA Book on COPD in Europe: Sharing and Caring
The EFA Book on COPD was published in June 2010, presenting COPD as a preventable and treatable disease which undermines European society by reducing productivity among the working population, while i ...

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Update on EFA Allergy Awareness project (June 2011)
The EFA Respiratory Allergy Awareness project is currently underway and responses to our questionnaire for patient groups have so far been received from 15 countries across Europe. The questionnaire ...

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Press Release: Urgent need for change and an EU strategy to fight COPD
EFA Highlights the Urgent Need For Change and A Comprehensive European Strategy to Fight Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Brussels, 18 November 2009 – The European Federation of Allergy and Air ...

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Press Release: Largest survey ever on severe asthma
Largest survey ever on severe asthma highlights true impact and need for improved care across Europe Brussels, March 5, 2007 – A ground­breaking survey revealing the potentially  ...

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First Allergy Cookbook published by EFA
The Pulmonary and Allergy Patients Association of Slovenia have published the first allergy cookbook in the style of the Belgian ‘Fondation pour la Prevention des Allergies’ (FPA)’s  ...

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European asthma patients living in isolation and fear of fatal attack
European Respiratory Society Congress, Copenhagen, Monday, 19 September, 2005 – The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) launches a new report i ...

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Launch of EFA Fighting for Breath Severe Asthma Report
EFA launched the results of the survey: Fighting for Breath - a European Patient's Perspective on Severe Asthma at the ERS Congress in Copenhagen this month. The first report of its kind, the report i ...

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