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Juncker replies to health community concerns about the future of the EU
Since before the summer, EFA together with other health non-for-profit stakeholders at European level, has been calling on the EU to do more on health as a response to the debate around the future of  ...

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New call for projects on health for Horizon 2020
 The European Commission is committed to guarantee better health for all, and therefore every two years the DG Research and Innovation provide funding opportunities for responding to Health, Demo ...

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#Scarfie, the Asthma UK prevention campaign for this winter
Winter time may be hard for asthma patients. Cold air can irritate airways, triggering asthma symptoms and sometimes asthma attacks. To give hints for patients to avoid cold, EFA member Asthma UK ha ...

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Meet&Greet the EU training - Empowering EFA members on Health Technology Assessment
In November we welcomed our Member representatives to a thematic Meet&Greet the EU training that this year focused on patients’ involvement on Health Technology Assessment. The meeting gathered 10 ...

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Looking for better outcomes for upper airways patients - European Rhinology Health Forum
EFA represented patients at the European Rhinology Research Forum 2017 on 9-10 November 2017, organized by the European Forum for Research and Education in Allergy and Airway diseases (EUFOREA) and&nb ...

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Patients’ empowerment in the spotlight at the European Parliament
The Politico’s Spotlight: “Prevention and patient empowerment: who, when and how?” that took place at the European Parliament on the 20th November focused on how to improve patients’ empower ...

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Patients organisations, their added value and importance in decision-making
In November, the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) published the report gathering key insights and opinions from the European patients’ movement, including EFA’s, demonstrating the added-value through th ...

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PRESS RELEASE: World COPD Day
Give COPD patients the chance to live healthier through exercise   Brussels, 15/11/2017 World COPD Day – Physical activity positively impacts our health and wellbeing. Under the theme The Many  ...

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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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New report on the effective ways to invest in health
Access to healthcare is as important as healthcare itself. The Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health’s, formed by the European and international health care expert community stablished ...

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Our suggestions for a more digital healthcare
Digital innovation can be an opportunity to improve people’s health and with that vision EFA has participated in the European public consultation about ‘Transformation Health and Care in the Digital S ...

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EFA builds capacity at the ‘United Voice for Better EU Health Policy’ workshop
Advocating at EU level for better EU health policy requires joint efforts. This was EFA’s Roberta Savli’s main message at the capacity building workshop organised  by the European Patients Forum  ...

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The challenges of self-managing diseases at PRO-STEP conference
It is widely recognized that self-management of chronic diseases is key to ensure improved quality of life for the patients. However, it is still difficult to picture integrated approaches that put pa ...

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Patients and healthcare professionals discussed our role in antimicrobial resistance at the EMA
EFA Vice President Erna Botjes attended three important meetings at the European Medicines Agency: a workshop on antimicrobial resistance, the joint and regular meeting of patients and healthcare prof ...

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A total of 4.832 signatures for Allergy and Asthma patients
The 30 September was the last day to sign #CallAllergyAsthma, the political call for European action to improve prevention, care and research on allergy and asthma. The results are impressive!  ...

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EU’s future: patients have a say
EFA has participated to the ongoing discussion on the future of the European Union, a debate set back in March with the European Commission White Paper on the Future of Europe. EFA provided a formal c ...

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New updates on U-BIOPRED, supported by EFA
The U-BIOPRED (Unbiased BIOmarkers in PREDiction of respiratory disease outcomes) outcomes, in which EFA contributed, have been summarised in an interview published by European Respiratory & Pulmo ...

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EFA Meet & Greet training will focus on European Health Technology Assessment
EFA is organising next November our annual Meet and Greet training, under the theme of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and patients’ involvement. It will take place on 7 and 8 November at EFA offic ...

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Swedish patients ask the government to establish national goals for people with chronic diseases
¨People with chronic diseases should be high-lighted," stated the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association towards the Swedish government. EFA member, the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association believes ...

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MyAirCoach, at the forefront of European innovation
MyAirCoach, EFA’s smart inhaler project, has been recognised as an instrument that “provides better ways of treating asthma and helps scientists understand what is driving this growing global epidemic ...

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