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    Because breathing is taken for granted, we work for better recognition of chronic respiratory diseases

New air quality legislation approved in Europe
A deal on the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive has been reached under the Dutch Presidency of the European Union between the Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of the EU.  ...

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Take part in the Commission public consultations for patient-friendly clinical trials
In the month of June, the European Commission has launched four new public consultations on clinical trials. The consultations are on risk proportionate approaches, on the summary of the clinical tria ...

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How are asthma patients involved in science? Dominique’s testimony
“Our dream is to have a system that better supports us." Dominique Hamerlijnck, an asthma patient from the Netherlands, volunteer at EFA Member Longfonds, has been interviewed by MedTechEurope to expl ...

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Map and improve patient education in Europe – Participate in EFA’s survey
As part of our work to improve timely and equal access to quality care for allergy, asthma and COPD patients in Europe, specifically self-management, EFA is launching a survey on patient education to  ...

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Norway closer to adopt plain tobacco packaging
Thanks to public calls from patient organisations like EFA Member the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Foundation (NAAF), the Norweigian Minister of Health has sent to Parliament a proposal to adopt a new ...

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Building up an association for Georgian patients
On the 31st of May EFA met with Dr Maia Rukhadze from Georgia, who is a leading allergologist working in Tbilisi. Dr Rukhadze, a patient herself, is confronted with a steep rise on the prevalence of a ...

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Asthma school - 8 day camp
Activity: The Asthma school is an 8 day camp to provide participants who have asthma and allergies with an opportunity for physical activity and to improve their knowledge of their illn ...

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Pneumonia
Material: Pneumonia is a booklet that explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of pneumonia and its incidence in Portugal.  Original name: A pneumonia Author: Portuguese Ass ...

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Use correctly the inhalers
Material: The booklet explains the basics of inhalers, their conception, the different types and why and how they should be used to obtain the best results and efficiency. Original name ...

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Asthma videos
Material: This series of asthma videos explain what is lung disease and how asthma works. It explores how to deal with the disease and accept it and gives advice on how to continue a normal life, with ...

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Lung research
Material: This series of lung research videos explain some of the elements of that are being studied now. There are videos about growth factors when repairing damaged lungs and how to get stem cells b ...

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Lung diseases explained
Material: This video series looks into lung disease, from chronic disease such as asthma or COPD, to momentaneous conditions like pneumonia, bronchitis or pleurities. Original name:Wat gebeurt er in ...

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Household chemicals and allergies
Material: This presentation inform patients about the diversity of chemicals we use in everyday life. The presentation explores those materials that are more suitable for allergic people. Origi ...

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Sports and asthma
Material: This presentation informs asthma patients about the physical activities that are recommended to them. It is important to ensure that asthma is well-controlled with medication and c ...

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Exercises for healthy lungs
Material: The video provides a set of exercises to ensure healthy lungs. There are nine exercises that can help loosen and expel secretions, stretch the thorax, strengthen muscles which relate to ...

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Child story for asthma control
Material: TThis videostory and sotry is addressed to adult and children asthma patients to improve their breathing exercises for asthma, relaxation, improve self-management, to prevent asthma attacks, ...

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Take control of your asthma
Material: This guide help patients understand What asthma is; What can trigger asthma symptoms; Asthma treatments and how to take them; How patients can manage their asthma and What to do if they ...

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Asthma management plans
Material: These action plans will help patients better manage their asthma.  Original name:  Asthma Management Plan for Adults Asthma Management Plan for Children  Asthma chec ...

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Asthma and allergic rhinitis guide
Material: This guide explains what is asthma and allergic rhinitis, what are the symptoms and medication available and how to manage it daily. Original name: Asthma and Allergic rhinitis guide Aut ...

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Gardening with asthma and allergies
Material: This booklet explain what simple measures in the garden can lessen the exposure to allergens that might reduce the symptoms of asthma and allergies. The booklet also gives advice on how to c ...

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