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Swiss new learning air quality platform for pupils of aged 13 to 16
French and German speaking Swiss pupils, can now explore the air they breathe though an online platform put developed by Swiss federal office of environment. EFA Member the Swiss LungenUnion has colla ...

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The first EP event of the year put the focus on health: Act. Believe. Care.
Chronic respiratory diseases need public policy solutions at European level to respond to increasing disease prevalence, unmet treatment needs, high cost of hospitalisations, work and school sick-leav ...

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Third year of scent sensitivity campaign in Finland
EFA Member the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation organized its scent sensitivity campaign for the third time last November attracting media attention and visibility to the problem of fragrances.  ...

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First congress of allergy respiratory patients in Spain
On the occasion of World COPD Day EFA Spanish Member FENAER, organized the First Congress of Allergy and Respiratory Patients in Madrid. During the event, FENAER presented the outcome of their latest  ...

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Is pollen a pollutant? Our views at the European Aerobiology Symposium
EFA was invited to open the European Symposium on Aerobiology celebrated in Lyon from the 18th-22nd July. The event was organised by the European Aerobiology Society and aimed to share latest research ...

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Allergy prevention and control campaign in Bulgaria
EFA Member the Association of the Bulgarians suffering from Bronchial Asthma, Allergies and COPD (ABBA) has launched a joint awareness campaign for Allergy Prevention and control. The Campaign is call ...

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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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European Medicines Agency celebrates 10 years of collaboration with patients
Our continuous input into the information, evaluation and safety and development policies of medicines in Europe is an achievement that we celebrate, especially after the renewal of EFA membership to  ...

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EFA President moderates debate on care and research at EAACI Congress
On the 13th of June, EFA President Mikaela Odemyr co-moderated a debate at a high-level policy meeting on the challenges and opportunities the European Union has to address allergy and asthma. This me ...

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European Parliament fights illicit trade of tobacco products
In the EU, tobacco continues to be the most significant cause of premature deaths responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths every year. One week after the World No Tobacco Day, the European Parliament rat ...

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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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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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Indoor paint gets Danish blue wreath for the first time
For many years, EFA Member Asthma and Allergy Denmark has analysed indoor paint products to see if they met the standards of their blue wreath, a seal that enables allergic consumers to easily find if ...

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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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Allergy family support project
Activity: The Allergy family support project is a three yeart project to support families with allergic children manage their everyday lives. The project has created the Allergy Family Days  ...

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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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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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