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Do you support atopic eczema patients? Put the filter on
To mark #AtopicEczemaDay we have launched a social media filter to raise awareness about a disease that goes beyond the skin. We want to catch people’s attention and force them look behind a skin that ...

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Sign the EU Manifesto on Influenza Vaccination
On March 12, EFA launched a 10-point Manifesto calling the EU for more action to increase seasonal influenza vaccination coverage rates in Europe. Influenza is annually responsible for 650 thousand de ...

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We are 230 health organisations asking the EU for more health action
Early 2017, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker presented a White Paper on the future of Europe, outlining 5 potential scenarios. In these scenarios, option 4 considers “doing ...

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EFA jointly with 38 health organisation sent a letter to Juncker, the president of the European Commission, asking him to reaffirm health as one of the core responsibilities of the EU
EU collaboration in the field of health is indispensable for the future of Europe and rebuilding the trust of citizens in the European Union. 70% of Europeans want the EU to do more for health, accord ...

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Allergy and asthma patients, UNITED!
On the 25th of April, patients and doctors launched and the Members of the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma launched a call to action on allergy and asthma. Sign it now The p ...

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The Campaign for Clean Air, Update on NEC Vote
Over 400,000 people die prematurely each year because of air pollution, and the European Commission estimates that the health-related costs in the EU range from 390 to 940 billion euros per year.  ...

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This World COPD Day remember it’s not too late to travel the globe!
At the present time 10% of the adults in Europe are diagnosed with COPD. 3.5 million people need supplemental oxygen, and the numbers keep growing. Many patients are advised by their physician to trav ...

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Open letter to MEPs - Call for clean air
With only two days to go until of the EP plenary vote on the EU’s air quality legislation, the National Emissions Ceiling Directive (NEC), the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) sent an open  ...

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EFA Project Symposium: Patients with Allergy Call to Action
EFA symposium on the Call to Action on respiratory allergies On June 2013 EFA, in collaboration with EAACI and WAO, organised a symposium on its Call to Action on respiratory allergies. The event na ...

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EU support EFA Call to Action on COPD
The European Respiratory Society (ERS), the European Lung Foundation (ELF), the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), the Internationa ...

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Launch of the Call to Action on COPD
Will Europe Suffocate or Breathe? On the 30th of June, EFA held a successful event hosted by MEP Catherine Stihler, at the European Parliament in Brussels, to mark the launch of a first European Cal ...

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Asthma UK launches Asthma Control Test
On World Asthma Day on 2 May 2006, Asthma UK is launching the Asthma Control TestTM, a 60-second five-point questionnaire to help people really understand how well their asthma is controlled. The rati ...

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Treat Your Allergy! Finnish Allergy Week
The Finnish Allergy and Asthma Foundation are planning large information and event campaign entitled ‘Treat Your Allergy’ during national Allergy Week (24-30 April 2006). The objective i ...

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Asthma UK launches media campaign on seriousness of asthma
There are 5.2 million people with asthma in the UK alone. This means that one in five households has a person with asthma. On 6 March, Asthma UK launches its first ever television advertising campaign ...

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