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PACT discusses the future role for healthcare in the EU
The ageing of the population, cuts in health budgets, and rising levels of health inequalities where some of the focal points addressed in the debate “Future Scenarios for the EU. What role for the He ...

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Air pollution is the first environmental health priority in Europe
European Member States have adopted a Declaration of the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health that sets priorities and actions for implementation after 2017. EFA brought the patients ...

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Health research in a connected and participative Society
EFA co-chaired with the European Commission a session in the 2nd Annual forum of the Horizon 2020 Scientific Panel for Health, organized by the European Commission DG Research together with the Scient ...

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How to make health data analysis patient centered?
On the 7th June, EFA Isabel Proaño presented at the event "How to create an ecosystem which unlocks the full potential of health data?", organised by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industri ...

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ERS presidential summit – Research last findings on personalized treatments and medicines
Daniela Morghenti, EFA EU policy adviser, participated at the ERS Annual Presidential Summit hosted at Ghent University on the 13th -14th of June, where “A public health approach to respiratory health ...

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Ensure Universal Health Coverage for All by 2030
The alarming figures from the latest report from the Commission and the OECD ‘Health at Glance’, show that a substantial patient population is not regularly covered for health care costs. The E ...

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EFA 2020 - The future of allergy, asthma and COPD patients Europe
Updating and upgrading EFA priorities 2020. AGM, Florence, 22May 2017 Stanimir Hasurdjiev, Patient Access Partnership PACT and European Patient’s Forum representative presented on patient involvemen ...

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EFA Patients best practices
EFA Patients best practices As an alliance of 42 patient associations, we can coordinate our strengths by understanding what are the successful stories within our different members states organisati ...

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EFA 2017 AGM: a new Member and a new Board
From the 21st to the 23rd May, our family of allergy, asthma and COPD patients met for EFA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting in Florence. We approved and prepared for the next steps for our organisation a ...

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EFA jointly with 38 health organisation sent a letter to Juncker, the president of the European Commission, asking him to reaffirm health as one of the core responsibilities of the EU
EU collaboration in the field of health is indispensable for the future of Europe and rebuilding the trust of citizens in the European Union. 70% of Europeans want the EU to do more for health, accord ...

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EFA joins the Global Charter for Lung Health and signs for an official recognition of a World Lung Day
In the frame of the publication of the Global Impact report, the Forum of International Respiratory Diseases launch a Global Charter for Lung Health and call on World Health Organisatio ...

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The challenges for effective data sharing and reuse at eTRIKS un-conference workshop
Data collected for research contains information about diseases and treatments and their impact on patients’ life. The reuse of data would allow additional research with better outcomes for the patien ...

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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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EFA at Human Brain Project Advisory Board
The Human Brain Project is a H2020 FET Flagship Project which strives to accelerate the fields of neuroscience, computing and brain-related medicine. This acceleration will be achieved by a strategi ...

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Our views to empower airways' diseases patients
On the 29th of March EFA was invited to bring the patient perspective to the EU summit on Prevention and Self-Management of Airway Diseases. The event was organised by EUFOREA at the European Parliame ...

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Traceability measures to fight illicit tobacco trade
On March 2nd EFA policy adviser Daniela Morghenti participated at the event “Towards an EU-wide traceability of tobacco products: ensuring an independent and efficient system to fight illicit trade an ...

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‘Your allergy care – what to expect’, new UK website
Knowing what to expect from your GP or other healthcare professional following an allergic reaction, or suspicion of an allergy, will help to identify what is causing the allergy, treat the symptoms a ...

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Scientific Panel for Health meets Commissioners for Health and Research
Our Director Susanna Palkonen is the patient representative of the EU Research Programme H2020 Panel for Health , charged to prepare a vision and address hurdles for EU funded health research. In ...

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EFA selected as a European Commission HTA stakeholder and new EFA Task Force
We are delighted about the European Commission confirmation that EFA is a suitable stakeholder to become member of the Health Technology Assessment pool network.  The HTA Stakeholder Pool will be ...

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Universal Health Coverage for all! An EPF campaign
The European Patients Forum has launched a public campaign on access to healthcare. The campaign was launched in a public event at the European Parliament on February 27th  “How to Achieve Univer ...

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