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EU Health Commissioner invited us to present our views on HTA
On May 15th we were amongst the 8 patient, consumer and public health associations invited by the EU Commissioner on Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis to present our views on the proposed ...

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We presented our Atopic Eczema Score of Emotional Consequences at EAACI Congress
Every year we are active participants in the most important gathering from the allergologists community, the annual European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress celebrated i ...

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Do you know how community care can improve patients' access to care?
This 25th May, we took part in a workshop organized by MedTech and the European Patients Forum (EPF) to explore how community care can ensure equal and broad access to medical technologies for patient ...

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Check the air quality in your city! WHO publishes the biggest ambient air pollution database
This May 2018, the World Health Organisation has updated the ambient air quality database, which now covers 4,300 cities in 108 countries. These data are the world’s most comprehensive database on amb ...

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MyAirCoach presented at HIMSS Europe and Health 2.0 conference
Technology nowadays allows patients to be surrounded with actionable data and knowledge. Sensors and trackers represent the core of the latest innovations to bring a support to us for living a heal ...

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Good diagnosis Or How to live well with severe asthma
The National Conference of the Romanian Society of Clinical Allergology and Immunology took place in Sinaia between the 17th and the 19th of May. As part of the conference, EFA Director Susanna Pal ...

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Chronic disease alliance calls for EU’s attention and money on health
On May 16th EFA Isabel Proaño participated in the official launch of the European Chronic Disease Alliance manifesto, called “Europe’s health deserves the EU’s attention: Investing in chronic disease  ...

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How to use your inhaler?
EFA Member the Spanish Foundation of Allergic and Airways Diseases Patients’ Association (FENAER), launched in May a playful explanatory video for children to learn to use their inhaler properly. It i ...

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Italian patients celebrate the Food Allergy Awareness Week
  EFA Member Food Allergy Italia participated in the Food Allergy Awareness Week celebrated in May. Patient associations mobilise people online from the 13th to the 19th of May to show  ...

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Europe aims to have a 1 million genomics database by 2022
Health sometimes is not only linked to health ministries but to trade. Last 10th April, the European Commission Single Market directorate, celebrated the European Digital Day adopting several initiati ...

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The Manifesto on Influenza Vaccination at the core of the vaccination week
Last 24th of April, EFA, together with the six other organisations, launched the European Union Manifesto on Influenza Vaccination. The Manifesto, which was launched online in March, is now open for s ...

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Our vision for the EU is healthier
Last 19th of April, EFA together with other 14 organisations published a joint statement on the future of health in the EU, ahead of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council  ...

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EU Summit on airways diseases, air pollution and mobile health
Digital tools are already part of our daily life, whether they are mobile applications or connected machines. In health, digital tools can play a key role in allowing guided self-management, leading t ...

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EFA supports the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists statement
Last month EFA supported the European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy, the joint objectives formulated by the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) following a 18-month review process. W ...

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EFA highlights the food labelling and nutrition needs of allergy and COPD patients at first EPF Nutrition task force
Last 23rd of March, EFA took part in the first EU patients’ task force on nutrition organised by the European Patients’ Forum. The kick-off of this discussion platform is of particular interest for EF ...

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EU launches “Chemicals in our life” multilingual website
In March the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched a new dedicated website to inform consumers about the benefits and risks of chemicals in their everyday lives. While 65% of Europeans are worri ...

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MyAirCoach will be presented at the most influential 2018 digital health conference
MyAirCoach is almost a reality! The consortium will participate at HIMSS & HEALTH 2.0 conference in Spain next May 27-29, the most influencial eHealth at EU level that will help expose this soluti ...

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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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Good push for better air quality, but not indoors
The Council’s Presidency has an important impact on EU policy. Since January 2018, Bulgaria is holding the presidency and therefore establishing the priorities of the council for first 6 months of 201 ...

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Eurobarometer: Tobacco is the largest avoidable health risk in the EU
According to the latest Eurobarometer, tobacco consumption is responsible for 700,000 deaths each year, remaining the largest avoidable health risk in the European Union (EU). The survey also shows th ...

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