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Public consultation on the access to health services in the European union
The European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) have launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion on the “Access to health services in the Eur ...

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Social determinants at the root of health inequalities in Europe
Every three years the World Health Organisation (WHO) publishes a snapshot of the health situation in the European Region.  The document gives recommendations on how to progress towards health an ...

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Making the case of COPD patients needs at ERS
Are you attending the European Respiratory Society Congress 2015? Let’s meet up! This year we will be presenting our latest research on COPD care in Europe, that shows we are far from having harmonise ...

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Patients issue recommendations to improve EU cross-border healthcare
On the 2nd of July, EFA contributed to the European Patient Forum (EPF) conference on Cross-Border Healthcare an event that followed the discussions on the implementation of the “directive on the appl ...

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Eurostat: Europe’s investement on disease prevention remains scarce
According to the latest Eurostat report on European governments’ investemnt on health, social protection is the area where countries expend the most in all EU Member States. Although its importance va ...

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The Riga Roadmap: a path to invest in health and wellbeing in Europe
On the 29-30th of June, EU Policy and Membership Officer Jelena Malinina attended the Universal Health Conference in Riga, Latvia, which was held to conclude the Latvian Presidency of the European Uni ...

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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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Launch of Patient Empowerment campaign
On 20-21 May, EFA participated at the European Patients' Forum (EPF) Conference on Patient Empowerment. The conference served to gather all partners involved in healthcare and the involvement of patie ...

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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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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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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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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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EFA Projects update (January 2015)
Our contribution on allergy action at national level was presented to the Italian Ministry of Health by a delegation formed by patients, doctors, and researchers and our work to enable air travel with ...

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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 (December 2014)
Despite many positive concerns showed by the European Union on the matter of public health and patients’ safety, the biggest and most worrying news of December is that the National Emission Ceilings ( ...

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Press Release: World COPD Day 2014
Air travel for patients requiring oxygen should be facilitated, not hindered On the World COPD Day, EFA calls on European air travel authorities to rule on the use of medical oxygen on airports and  ...

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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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Press Release: EFA's new book on Minimum Standards of COPD care
Standards of Care for COPD patients are not equal in Europe EFA reveals the state of play and releases Minimum Standards of Care to enable active patients participating in society COPD is a seriou ...

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Minimum Standards of Care for COPD Patients in Europe
EFA is excited to release its second book concerning COPD in Europe, the EFA Book on Minimum Standards of Care for COPD patients in Europe, which was produced as a result of the EFA COPD Project. The  ...

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