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EFA trains allergy and airways diseases patient leaders at Meet and Greet the EU
The upcoming EU elections provide great opportunities to strengthen the voice of people living with allergies and airways diseases across Europe. Hence, this years’ EFA Meet & Greet training on Ja ...

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European Atopic Eczema Day
Last September 14th the atopic eczema patient community belonging to EFA’s Members marked the first ever European Atopic Eczema Awareness Day to inform and bring attention to this allergic disease  ...

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EFA supports the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists statement
Last month EFA supported the European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy, the joint objectives formulated by the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) following a 18-month review process. W ...

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Patients Access Partnership partners assembly
On the 5th of February, EFA Director of Policy and Strategy Roberta Savli took part in Patients Access Partnership (PACT) Partners Assembly, representing patients with asthma, allergy and COPD. The fu ...

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Join French allergy patients to get access to desensitisation treatments
EFA member AFPRAL (in French, l’Association Française pour la Prévention des Allergies) launched in January a campaign defending the reimbursement for allergy desensitisation treatments. French heal ...

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Chronic diseases in Europe: the Commission is urged to act
EFA, the European Chronic Diseases Alliance (ECDA) and other public health organisations have sent an open letter to the European Commission urging them to act on chronic diseases. Chronic diseases  ...

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EU conclusions to make more balanced pharmaceutical systems
On the 17th of June, the Council of the European Union issued conclusions on strengthening the balance in the pharmaceutical systems in the EU and its Member States. The Council recognises the importa ...

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EFA statement on value and pricing of innovative medicines
EFA shares the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) view that health is a fundamental right for everyone and therefore medicines, which allow for this right to be fully enjoyed by all people, should not be  ...

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First steps in harmonising COPD Care across Europe
Our 2014 report “Harmonizing Prevention and Other Measures for COPD Patients across Europe” revealed varying levels of COPD care across Europe. Following on from this research, and with the help of EF ...

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World COPD Day Campaign 2015
Wednesday 18th November marked the fourteenth World COPD Day, an annual event to raise awareness of COPD worldwide. For this year’s campaign EFA chose to highlight the meaningful actions that societ ...

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A first step in providing a harmonised approach to COPD Care in Europe
Levels of COPD care can vary from country to country in Europe. Early detection and correct diagnosis is fundamental to guarantee timely diagnosis and effective treatment plans that can help patients  ...

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Save your breath with COPD Support Ireland
To coincide with World COPD Day on Wednesday November 18, COPD Support Ireland launched their “Save Your Breath” awareness campaign. COPD Support Ireland set out 5 key pledges it is urging political ...

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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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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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EFA Members news (April 2015)
This month patients associations have mobilized at national level through a wide variety of activities to raise awareness about allergy (UK), indoor air quality in schools (Sweden), asthma (Finland),  ...

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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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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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