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Asthma and Allergy pictured at European Parliament
With 150 million Europeans currently affected by allergy and estimations alerting that by 2025 half of the European population will suffer from them, we have helped the Interest Group on Allergy and A ...

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EFA Environmental Determinants expert network
On the 15th of April, EFA Environmental Determinants Working Group hold a teleconference to discuss EFA future activities and priorities around the topic. In particular, the results of the survey to m ...

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Last chance to apply for EFA’s Capacity Building Project
For the third consecutive year, EFA has launched its Capacity Building Project aimed to leverage members capacity to be involved in our projects and run their own projects and organization in an effec ...

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Making tobacco a thing of the past: WHO roadmap
A newly published roadmap of actions to strengthen implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the European Region 2015 – 2025  by the WHO European Region envisages a Eur ...

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New eHealth guidelines for nurses and social workers
The EU-funded Ens4Care project has developed five guidelines for European nurses and social workers on how to use eHealth for promoting a healthy lifestyle and prevention, clinical practice, skills de ...

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EFA Annual General Meeting 2016
We are happy to announce that our Annual General Meeting 2016 and EFA’s Network Meeting will take place on the 23rd-24th of May in London. EFA’s AGM is our most important event, where we take stock of ...

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First steps in harmonising COPD Care across Europe
Our 2014 report “Harmonizing Prevention and Other Measures for COPD Patients across Europe” revealed varying levels of COPD care across Europe. Following on from this research, and with the help of EF ...

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Patient Toolbox launched by EUPATI
On Wednesday 27th of January the European Patient's Academy on Therapeuric Innovation (EUPATI) launched it's new Educational Toolbox. The online toolbox contains patient-friendly, ready-to-use  ...

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Recommendations for Equal Treatment of patients in education and employment
People with chronic and long term conditions face a variety of obstacles, including stigma and discrimination, at school or at work. These issues can potentially affect a large share of the population ...

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Lack of Action on Air Quality as Council Dilutes NEC Directive
Back in December 2015, the EU Environment Ministers had a discussion on the National Emissions Ceilings Directive. Unfortunately they have taken a considerably weaker position than that of the Europea ...

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WHO: How can we best protect non-smokers from exposure to tobacco smoke?
There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, and comprehensive smoke-free laws are the only effective means of eliminating the risks associated with smoking. Smoke-free legislation ...

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WHO European health report 2015 - Targets and beyond
The World Health Organisation (WHO) European health report is now available to download. Printed copies can also be ordered in French, German and Russian. The report was released in English in Septemb ...

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Promoting MyAirCoach at DDL Conference
From Thursday the 8th until Friday the 9th of December 2015, EFA project officer Joke De Vocht had the pleasure to represent EFA and the myAirCoach project at the Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) Con ...

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Horizon 2020 Success Story – MeDALL project brings new insights into allergy
The MeDALL project ended in May with a public event organized by EFA at the European Parliament. During its 5 years of implementation MeDALL partners investigated the mechanisms of allergy from early  ...

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Lack of Action on Air Quality as Council Dilutes NEC Directive
Last month the European Parliament voted on the National Emissions Ceilings Directive (NEC), a piece of legislation that sets maximum pollution limits for 5 main pollutants. You can read more on the o ...

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Product Recall: Allergy Immunotherapy Products (APSIs)
On 2nd December the French Health Authority, l’Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), announced its decision to temporarily suspend all medicinal products produced ...

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World COPD Day Campaign 2015
Wednesday 18th November marked the fourteenth World COPD Day, an annual event to raise awareness of COPD worldwide. For this year’s campaign EFA chose to highlight the meaningful actions that societ ...

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Access to health services in the European Union
This autumn the European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion on the “Access to health services in  ...

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New webpage on medication errors from EMA
In accordance with EU pharmacovigilance legislation, patients have the opportunity not only to report any side effects of medicines, but also on any medication errors they experience. If you are a p ...

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MyAirCoach Partner Meeting Update
The 3rd myAirCoach partner meeting took place at the National Heart and Lung Institute in London on 17th and 18th November. During these two days the project partners, together with members of the Pat ...

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