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Two days to reflect on tobacco consequences to our health
Two days to reflect on tobacco consequences to our children’s health On the 26th of May, our partner organisation European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) organised a special event ...

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Four more MEPs support the EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma
On the 6th May, one day after the World Asthma Day, EFA President Breda Flood and the leadership of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) met with several Members of the Euro ...

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Save the Date: MeDALL Results Symposium
We are pleased to announce on behalf of the MeDALL Consortium the celebration of the event “Are Europeans developing more allergies? – From research to policies”, an event at the European Parliam ...

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EU Projects update (April 2015)
In April we launched a call for asthma patients who wish to become experts in myAirCoach consortium, an EU research project that is developing a mobile health system to self-manage asthma. We also par ...

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EFA in Meetings (April 2015)
In April we had the pleasure to participate in a training on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) to increase patient involvement in development of medicines and medical devices. We also travelled to Sw ...

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Harmonising COPD Care in Europe - EFA project
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a preventable and treatable disease that causes inflammation of the lungs, damages the lung tissue and narrows the airways provoking a significant burde ...

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New EP Group on Asthma and Allergy
MEPs Sirpa Pietikainen and Nessa Childers, patients and doctors have joined forces in an Interest Group to take actions on allergy and asthma in Europe, launched on 25 March at the European Parliament ...

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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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EFA in events (March 2015)
Much new evidence of interest for allergy, asthma and COPD patients was published in March. We attended the launch of the EMA 20th years anniversary, the Roadmap for sustainable care, the EEA State of ...

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Press Release: EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma
Launch of new European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma Brussels, 25 March, 2015 – Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), patients, doctors have joined forces in an Interest Group ...

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COPD explained
Hello, If you are reading this article because you or someone close to you live with COPD, do not worry, you are not alone. Approximately 5-10% of all adults in European countries that live with COP ...

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Relieve the burden of allergies - EFA project
Allergology is not recognised as a medical specialisation in most European countries and respiratory allergies are often treated at primary care services. However, primary care physicians usually have ...

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EU Policy update (January 2015)
2015 has started with new leadership to boost patients' access to healthcare, Latvia taking over the Presidency of the European Union and a freshly approved European Commission Work Programme. In this ...

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EU Policy update (November 2014)
European Commission structural changes affecting public health The new European Commission has started its work as from the 1st November launching the final decision on the organisation of responsib ...

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EFA members Meet and Greet the new European Parliament
This year 2014 has been earmarked with the European Parliament’s elections and the nomination of the new College of Commissioners. To discuss these changes, as well as the new challenges and opportuni ...

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EU Policy update (September 2014)
Fundamental changes in the new European Commissioners College In September the new European Commissioners’ team was designated by the new President of the Commission, the Luxembourgish Jean ...

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EFA Projects update - Summer 2014
COPD Project Update EFA has included future actions for the 2013 Oxygen Harmonisation Project within its 2014 COPD Project. As a result, this project update presents developments and progress on al ...

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EU Policy update (June 2014)
Environment Council discussions on air quality legislation The debates on the clean air package are ongoing. As a background, the European Commission proposed a new package on air quality, in Decemb ...

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Press Release: EFA event on EU innovative research
Patient involvement is a key for the success of EU innovative research for chronic diseases EFA event at the European Parliament Brussels, 23 June 2014 – Patients’ representatives from more than 2 ...

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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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