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European Food Safety Authority discusses civil society concerns
The use and presence of pesticides, and their classification as endocrine disruptors where among the top food-related health concerns that civil society representatives discussed with European Safety  ...

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EFA calls for a European Air Quality strategy at the European Health Parliament
EFA was invited to bring the perspective of allergy and airways diseases patients to a debate on environment and human health at the 3rd Plenary of the European Health Parliament, an advocacy forum co ...

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EU digital prescriptions system kicks off in Finland and Estonia
We welcome the initiative giving patients the possibility to use digital prescriptions: prescriptions issued by a doctor at home can be issued when going to a pharmacist in another EU member state.  ...

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Environmental agency calls for action to protect Europeans from air pollution and noise
Better alignment of social and environment policies and improved local action is necessary to tackle environmental justice issues. These are the results of a report issued by the European Environment  ...

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Quaterly Summary from EFA Working Groups
In December 2018 and January 2019 we organised follow-up calls with EFA Working Groups to discuss hot topics and share national experiences important for allergy and airways diseases patients. Food  ...

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Many obstacles remain to the involvement of patients in the ongoing EU HTA environment
On January 16th, EFA attended the annual meeting of the Health Technology Assessment Network Stakeholder Pool, hosted by the European Commission. During the meeting, participants discussed about how t ...

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Advocacy to increase EU research investment at the High-Level Conference on EU Research and Innovation
In March 2000, the European Union stated the ambitious goal of becoming the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economy in the world, by 2010. To achieve it, the EU has gone through several r ...

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Feedback from the ‘European Patient Innovation Summit’
Which digital technologies have the greatest potential to empower patients? What actions can patient organisations take? These two questions were at the core of the European Patient Innovation Summit  ...

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Lecture Day at World COPD Day in Prague
On 23 rd November a lecture Day on World COPD Day has been organized in Prague offering 14 interesting lectures to participants. The program was primarily meant for doctors and nurses, but it was also ...

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Horizon Europe must deliver on citizens’ priorities: the case of allergy and asthma
The European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma held a policy meeting on October 9 to overcome the barriers to research in NCDs in Europe. Key opinion leaders in clinical research from th ...

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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_Patients at the European Respiratory Society Congress
The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress took place this year in Paris from the 15-19 September, right after the EADV Congress. The ERS Congress is the biggest event worldwide in the respirator ...

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Respiratory physiotherapy videos now in Portuguese
EFA Spanish Member FENAER has launched a website to support patients with pulmonary rehabilitation online and for free. The website can be opened in all devices and offers several videos, 3 minutes lo ...

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EUROPEAN REPORT: Itching for life - Quality of Life and costs for people with severe atopic eczema in Europe
EFA's 2018 European report Itching for Life: Quality of Life and costs for people living with severe atopic eczema in Europe uncovers the reality of atopic eczema, a chronic inflammatory skin dis ...

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PRESS RELEASE: 1st European Atopic Eczema Awareness Day
On the 1st European Atopic Eczema Awareness Day New patients report uncovers the reality of severe atopic eczema in Europe [Press release avaiable in 9 European languages below] PARIS, 14/09/201 ...

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SAVE THE DATE: 1st European Atopic Eczema Awareness day programme
Next 14th September, we are marking the 1st awareness day around atopic eczema to bring attention to a very common disease touching 1 in 5 children and up to 3% of adults in Europe. Atopic eczema, als ...

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You too can Define your Asthma! A worldwide campaign
The Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform (GAAPP) of which we are Board Member has launched “Define Your  Asthma”, an educational campaign to “provide knowledge, confidence and impetus for a ...

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Myaircoach in MedTech week
For the 4th time, national associations and companies active on medical devices organised from 4-8 June activities across Europe to promote the value of life-changing technologies. This year MedTech ...

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IMI and its 10 years of medical innovation, the example of U-BIOPRED
On June 27th we were 400 participants to celebrate an outstanding achievement on medical research. In the last ten years, the Innovative Medicine Initiative has done more than 100 European projects an ...

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EU Health Commissioner invited us to present our views on HTA
On May 15th we were amongst the 8 patient, consumer and public health associations invited by the EU Commissioner on Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis to present our views on the proposed ...

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