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EUROPEAN REPORT: Itching for life - Quality of Life and costs for people with severe atopic eczema in Europe
EFA's 2018 European report Itching for Life: Quality of Life and costs for people living with severe atopic eczema in Europe uncovers the reality of atopic eczema, a chronic inflammatory skin dis ...

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Check the air quality in your city! WHO publishes the biggest ambient air pollution database
This May 2018, the World Health Organisation has updated the ambient air quality database, which now covers 4,300 cities in 108 countries. These data are the world’s most comprehensive database on amb ...

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EFA launches Atopic Eczema working group
The needs and lives of patients living with atopic eczema are very specific sometimes, that is why at EFA we are happy to announce the launch of a  working group on Atopic Eczema. The working gro ...

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How to invest on health to improve patient access to care?
With 18 million patients declaring unmet needs on healthcare access (3.6% of the EU population), the European Commission Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health, an independent commissio ...

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EFA Patients took the floor at the ERS Congress 2014
Among the 22,000 delegates that assisted to the latest European Respiratory Society Congress (ERS) that took place from 6 to 10 September in Munich, 28 European and national patients’ organisations pa ...

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EFA's Food Labelling event at the European Parliament
Eating safely: round-table on European best practices on allergens labelling ahead of the entry into force of the Food Information to Consumers regulation On 24th September, from 15h00 to 17h30 ...

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EFA's EU Innovative Research Projects event
EFA's EU Innovative Research Projects event EFA held a public event on June 17th entitled “Does innovative research for allergy and respiratory disease in the European Union benefit patients?” The e ...

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EFA Training on EMA
EFA training for patient experts on allergy, asthma and COPD on getting involved with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) As we informed you in the last issue of our eZine, EFA planned to host on 18 ...

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EFA training on involvement with the EMA
Rationale: 12 patient experts from EFA member associations will have the opportunity to discover what the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is and especially how patients can be involved in its activiti ...

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Report from the EFA-ECC event on COPD
On the 28th of November 2013, the European COPD Coalition (ECC) and the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) celebrated World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary  ...

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Implementing a National Allergy Programme
EFA publishes report on Finnish Allergy Programme educational meeting in Helsinki During the Finnish Allergy Programme educational meeting in Helsinki, many useful and sometimes surprising lessons w ...

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EFA "May Contain/Contains" Food Allergen Labelling Event
Location:   European Parliament - Jòzsef Antall (JAN) building, 6Q1 room Date:   Wednesday, 19th September, 2012 from 18:00 to 20:30 Hosting MEP:  Mrs.Renate SOMMER MEP (r ...

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