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

A first step in providing a harmonised approach to COPD Care in Europe
Levels of COPD care can vary from country to country in Europe. Early detection and correct diagnosis is fundamental to guarantee timely diagnosis and effective treatment plans that can help patients  ...

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2015 Report on Air Quality in Europe – Considerable Impact of poor air quality on Human Health
A new report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) presents an overview and analysis of air quality in Europe, with a focus on 2013. 2013 is the latest year for which there are available  ...

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United4Health
On the 5th of November, EFA Senior EU Policy Advisor Roberta Savli took part in the last Policy Advisory Group meeting of the United4Health project. The project is partially funded under the ICT Pol ...

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Developments in Tobacco Control
On the 6th of November, EFA Senior EU Policy Advisor Roberta Savli participated in a meeting with the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (SG SANTE) and several other non-profit organisatio ...

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Webinar on the Future of Vehicle Testing
On the 5th of November, EFA took part in a webinar organised by Transport and Environment (T&E).  Established in 1990, T&E represents around 50 organisations across Europe, mostly enviro ...

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EMA HCWP/PCWP meeting
On the 26th of November, Jelena Malinina, EFA EU Policy and Membership Officer took part in the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Human Scientific Committees' Working Party with Patients’ and Consumers’ ...

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Patient Education Materials from EFA Members
As part of the activity of the EFA Patient Education Working Group, we have collected samples of best practice patient education materials developed by EFA Members. The patient education materials c ...

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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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European Need for Precision Medicine in Allergy and Airways Disease
Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. While significant a ...

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EARIP Project Update: Stakeholder Meeting Report and London Meeting
Following the Stakeholder Workshop held last September at the European Parliament (report available at EFA website), EFA brought together relevant European asthma experts for a crucial meeting which w ...

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Has your organisation developed patient education materials? Please share them with us!
By the end of 2015 EFA aims to collect samples of best practice patient education materials, developed by EFA Members, in the areas of asthma, allergy and COPD. These materials will be published on a  ...

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Nordic Heart and Lung Alliance Meeting
On the 19-20th of October, EFA had the pleasure to host a meeting of the Nordic Heart and Lung Alliance. 12 members of the Alliance, composed of lung and heart patient groups from Sweden, Finland,  ...

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Finnish Campaign, The Talking Ashtray wants you to quit smoking!
The Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland have produced an advertisement highlighting the dangers of smoking, in a fun and engaging way.  The advert was shown before movies in the cinema ...

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Launch of European Commission 2016 Work Programme
Every year, the European Commission adopts a plan of action covering the next twelve months. On the 27th of October, the European Commission adopted its 2016 Work Programme. The 2016 Commission Wo ...

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Which priorities for a European policy on multimorbidity?
On the 27th of October, EFA EU Policy and Membership Officer Jelena Malinina attended the conference on multimorbidity organised by the European Commission (EC). The conference highlighted the curre ...

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Scoping study on communication to address and prevent chronic diseases: Final Report
The Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission released the Final Report on the scoping study on communication in preventing and addressing chronic diseases. The study ...

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Public consultation on the access to health services in the European union
The European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) have launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion on the “Access to health services in the Eur ...

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Health and Environmental Alliance Annual General Assembly
On the 28th and 29th of October, Senior EU Policy Advisor Roberta Savli and Treasurer of the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) participated in their Annual General Assembly in Brussels. The two-d ...

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Environmental Determinants Working Group October Update
On the 7th of October, EFA Environmental Determinants Working Group held a teleconference to discuss the unmet needs of people with allergy, asthma and COPD. Members identified actions needed and w ...

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Towards a Tobacco Free Europe
On the 19th-21st of October, EFA representative at the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) Roberta Savli participated in their network meeting and capacity building workshop. To ...

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