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Patient Materials section

We are collecting patient education materials from our membership all over Europe.

This activity is framed under EFA's Patient Education Working Group, integrated by European patient experts advocates in health literacy, patient rights and ehealth.

The existing materials gatehered through the Working Group will be classified in this section to promote their use and dissemination among patients, practicioners and companies.

For more information please contact isabel.proano@efanet.org   

Timid health activities planned for 2018 by the European Commission
The European Commission (EC) adopted on the 24th of October the Work Programme 2018, which sets up the EC’s priorities for next year activities. Unfortunately, health appeared not to be an immediate c ...

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The EU Public Health programme evaluation
The EU Health programme was subject of mid-term evaluation during the 20th European Health Forum Gastein that took place the 4th-6th of October. During the evaluation, Martin Seychell, Deputy Direc ...

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We are far from the harmonisation of allergen labelling in the EU
“Allergen labelling is a complex issue to approach within the European Union”, concludes the report on “Harmonisation of Approaches for informing EU Allergen labelling legislation” published by the Eu ...

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EFA participates at the Paediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting 2017
EFA president Mikaela Odemyr participated in the Paediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting - PAAM 2017 in London last 26 - 28 October, organised by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology  ...

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A teen with food allergies first travel abroad alone – Testimonial from AEPNAA
Youth and children with food allergies face significant challenges in their development to live a full life. One of these challenges is travelling abroad, tossing aside the "home's security" and manag ...

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United Action for Allergy and Asthma
A political Call to Action in Europe Allergy and asthma are among the most frequent chronic diseases in the European Union (EU). Over 150 million EU citizens – almost one in three people – suffer fr ...

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Severe food allergy campaign in France
EFA’s Member the French Association for the Prevention of Allergies has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about the severity of food allergy. A press conference on the campaing will be organi ...

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The European Commission advances on “may contain” allergen labelling
EFA brought to a European Commission workshop on precautionary labelling the patients perspective to abolish “may contain” mentions. With 17 million Europeans affected by food allergies, allergen info ...

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Chef and allergens card
Material: Chef card This chef card can help food allergy patients inform staff working in the food sector about their dietary needs. The allergic person can crop and customize the card according  ...

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Food allergy and anaphylasis action plan in case of emergency
Material: People with food allergy, especially if they are at risk of anaphylactic reaction, need to maintain a very high safety level when eating outside. A personalised food allergy and anaphylaxis  ...

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Parliamentarians got their allergies tested
With 150 million Europeans currently affected by allergy and estimations alerting that by 2025 half of the European population will suffer from them, we have helped the Interest Group on Allergy and A ...

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Asthma and Allergy pictured at European Parliament
With 150 million Europeans currently affected by allergy and estimations alerting that by 2025 half of the European population will suffer from them, we have helped the Interest Group on Allergy and A ...

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Presentation to the Italian Association of Allergologists
On the 22nd of October, EFA EU Senior Advisor, Roberta Savli, was invited to talk about the management of allergy and anaphylaxis in public spaces at the annual congress of the Italian Association of  ...

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Food and allergens: Our contribution to Expo Milan
Since May, Expo Milano (the Universal Exhibition celebrated in Milan, Italy), has hosted the ideas of more than 140 participating countries on one topic: how to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient  ...

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Innovation, air quality and food labelling, the priorities to follow after the summer
It is been one year the Comission and Parliament started their mandates and until the end of 2015 this time will be translated into new policy developments important for patients. We will follow close ...

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EMA recommends more education materials on the use of adrenaline auto-injectors
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended several measures to ensure that patients and carers use adrenaline auto-injectors successfully. Among the measures, EMA suggests introducting more e ...

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Emergency anaphylasis, a French patient-led campaign
Last June EFA Member the French Assocaition for Allergy Prevention (AFPRAL) launched a major awareness campaign to improve knowledge on how to perform lifesaving care in case of anaphylactic shock. Th ...

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Many UK takeaways do not comply with allergen labelling legislation
The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has recently published a report showing many takeaways in the United Kingdom are still not adhering to the new EU food allergy regulations, putting peop ...

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Patients vision to prevent allergy at EAACI Congress
If healthcare professionals, patients, industry leaders and policy makers join forces to reduce the burden of allergy, allergy prevention can be achieved in the future. That is the vision we presented ...

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Could genetically modified plants be beneficial for people with allergies?
On the 17th of June, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) organised a workshop on the allergenicity assessment of genetically modified plants, gathering over 80 international experts. Following t ...

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