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

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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Respira promotes day to day outdoor breathing activities
EFA’s Member Respira together with a private company and a public hospital launched. The project Breath: a Day to Day Activity with the objective to promote outdoor activities in Lisbon parks for Resp ...

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FENAER organises first respiratory patients congress in Madrid
EFA Member the Spanish Federation of Respiratory Diseases’ Associations (FENAER) is organising the first ever respiratory patients symposium in Spain.  The symposium will gather the patien ...

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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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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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Increasing tobacco awareness among teenagers in Portugal
EFA Portuguese member RESPIRA has run awareness campaigns in Portuguese schools to inform about tobacco. The sessions were led by ex-smokers that gave a vivid testimony of their experiences with tobac ...

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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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Comic on COPD diagnosis and treatement
Material: A comic explaining how is COPD diagnosed and treated Original name: La BPCO, Broncho Pneumopathie Chronique Obstructive Author: French Federation of Friends of Lung and Respiratory  ...

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Do you know what COPD is?
Material: Do you what COPD is? is a booklet that describes and defines chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, its causes, symptoms and treatments. It explain how patients can improve their qualit ...

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Protect yourself in winter time (COPD)
Material: Protect yourself in winter time is a booklet that provides information regarding the protections that CODP patientes should take  during winter time. It explains the importanc ...

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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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COPD videos
Material: This series of asthma videos explain what is lung disease and how COPD works. It explores how to deal with the disease, especially in the case of exacerbations, how to exercise, or live 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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