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EFA in 2nd ICC World Conference of COPD patient organisation
Preparations are underway for the 2nd World Conference of COPD Patient Organisations. This year it will take place on November 6th and 7th in Shanghai, and will be conducted by the International COPD  ...

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EFA COPD Project follow-up
After EFA's 'Call to Action' on COPD in the European Parliament in 2010 and the successful launch of the EFA Book on COPD in Europe , plans are now underway for a follow-up project to begin this year. ...

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Astma Fonds launches national COPD risk test
The Netherlands is estimated to have 300,000 people with undiagnosed COPD. Astma Fondsthe Netherlands Asthma Foundation, has launched a COPD risk test in order to identify these sufferers. Based on a  ...

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Media Alert: EFA launches video clip to mark World COPD Day 2010
EFA LAUNCHES VIDEO CLIP TO MARK WORLD CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE DAY 2010 Brussels, 17 November 2010 - "It took me 3/4 hours to walk 259 yards (228m)' said Allan Stone, COPD patient. ...

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Announcement: Delayed treatment of COPD Causes Avoidable Suffering
Disease Causes Avoidable Suffering and Elevates Healthcare Costs According to EFA’s New Book Brussels, 6. November 2009– The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients  ...

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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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Press Release: IHO unite to call for European action to combat COPD
European and International Health Organisations unite to call for European action to combat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) BRUSSELS, 14 July 2010 - COPD affects 44 million people  ...

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Launched Call to Action on COPD at the European Parliament
Just after the EU Open Health Forum on the 30th of June, EFA reunited many stakeholders at the European Parliament in Brussels to make the case for strong European action and cooperation to combat Chr ...

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Press Release: EFA launches the first European Call to Action on COPD
EFA launches the first European Call to Action on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at the European Parliament Brussels, 30 June 2010 - EFA has united EU officials, patients and the medical ...

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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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Italian COPD Patient Association BPCO
In order to obtain the revision of the “essential levels of care” of the Italian Ministry of Health and including COPD among the list of chronic disabling diseases, the BPCO organises join ...

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COPD European problem with European solutions
Our event on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease will take place at the European Parliament on the 30th of June, just after the EU Open Health Forum. The EFA Book on COPD in Europe will be presented ...

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FFAAIR Walking Race against COPD
The national campaign “walking Race against COPD” has been launched on the 31st of January in Marseille, France. The aim is to call public attention to COPD and to explain the meaning of this term and ...

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Italian COPD Patient Association, events and activities
In May, Associazione Italiana Pazienti BPCO is organising ‘Breathe Day’ - Festa del Respiro, a local initiative of their member associations in Manziana and Frascati in Rome. The objective ...

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Announcing EFA event at the European Parliament on COPD
44 million people in Europe have COPD and that number continues to increase, therefore incentive to raise awareness and fight this disease at European level are needed. EFA event will be hosted by ME ...

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Press Release: Urgent need for change and an EU strategy to fight COPD
EFA Highlights the Urgent Need For Change and A Comprehensive European Strategy to Fight Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Brussels, 18 November 2009 – The European Federation of Allergy and Air ...

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COPD Patients' Bill of Rights
The First World Conference of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Patients held 14 June 2010 in Rome by the International COPD Coalition and EFA discussed and endorsed the COPD Patients’ Bill ...

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COPD - Its hard to speak up when you are struggling to breathe
STRASBOURG, 14 November 2007, World COPD Day, European Parliament EFA-ERS-ELF Press Conference - MEP Catherine Stihler launched a written declaration on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to ...

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Press Release: COPD Declaration launched at the European Parliament
Joint EFA-ERS-ELF Press Release: COPD Declaration launched at the European Parliament Brussels, 15 November 2006 - European COPD patients and pneumologists mark World&n ...

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FFAAIR action on COPD
French authorities, together with medical and scientific organisations, medical research, FFAAIR and other patients associations, have defined the goals of a new COPD action program. Since the COPD 20 ...

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