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EFA at the leading respiratory (ERS) and dermatology (EADV) conferences
EFA will participate this September in two leading respiratory and dermatology conferences, where we will expose our projects and bring our patients perspective to those fields.  From the 9 to 13 ...

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Sign up and join the march for the more than 300 million people with Allergy and Asthma
You are still on time to join the 4,200 signatories of the Call to Action on Allergy and Asthma Sign now! http://www.callallergyasthma.eu/
EFA brought the patient perspective to the Bavarian State Ministers for Health and Care panel discussion
EFA’s Susanna Palkonen represented the patient view for us and the European Patients' Forum in a panel discussion “The access to medicines – Challenges and perspectives for Europe” hosted by the Bavar ...

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Fossil fuel subsidies cost around €330 billion annually on airways diseases
A new report from the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), of which EFA is a member, shows that  every  year, air pollution from mostly fossil fuel combustion cuts short the lives of an e ...

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More Europe for better innovation for health and wellbeing
Europe is in an ideal position to take the leading role health and wellbeing’ according to the new editorial of Progress and Preventive Medicine “Viva Europa, a land of excellence in research and inno ...

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New tobacco cessation guidelines
Tobacco remains the most significant cause of premature death in the EU, responsible for almost 700,000 deaths every year. The European Union and its Member States have adopted different tobacco con ...

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EFA at the Spanish respiratory research network, CIBERES
On June 30th, EFA Ambassador to the South and Board Secretary Carlos Nunes participated in the annual open days of CIBERES, the Spanish Biomedical Research Network Center on Respiratory Diseases. Cibe ...

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PACT discusses the future role for healthcare in the EU
The ageing of the population, cuts in health budgets, and rising levels of health inequalities where some of the focal points addressed in the debate “Future Scenarios for the EU. What role for the He ...

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Air pollution is the first environmental health priority in Europe
European Member States have adopted a Declaration of the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health that sets priorities and actions for implementation after 2017. EFA brought the patients ...

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United Action for Allergy and Asthma
A political Call to Action in Europe Allergy and asthma are among the most frequent chronic diseases in the European Union (EU). Over 150 million EU citizens – almost one in three people – suffer fr ...

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Allergy and asthma patients, UNITED!
On the 25th of April, patients and doctors launched and the Members of the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma launched a call to action on allergy and asthma. Sign it now The p ...

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Last chance to register to EFA 2017 AGM in Florence
Most members have already done so, but we are missing the rest. Register here! During the best practice session all countries are presenting key projects and initiatives from their country. We would ...

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EFA working groups update
Patient education working group On April 13th EFA Patient Education working group held a webmeeting to discuss the plans of the year, the agenda of the physical meeting in Florence in May and the di ...

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Patients participate at severe asthma course in Palermo
Severe asthma is a difficult to control condition that affects people’s health and daily life and puts them at frequent risk of hospitalisation. The treatment for severe asthma absorbs many resources  ...

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Lung Cancer Europe becomes EPF Associate Member
During the last European Patients Forum Annual General Meeting, held on April 25th, our good friends and colleagues Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE) were welcomed as an associate Member. LuCE represents lung ...

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PRESS RELEASE: World Asthma Day 2017
Asthma patients ask for real commitment for healthy air indoors and outdoors Brussels, 2nd May 2017, WORLD ASTHMA DAY – Air pollution is unhealthy. While 10 times more people are killed by air pollu ...

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EFA Atopic Eczema project (ongoing)
Atopic eczema is one of the most common non-communicable inflammatory skin diseases, affecting 1-3% adults in the EU who suffer chronic or relapsing itching. Eczema can drive patients crazy, but what  ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Launch of a political call to action on allergy and asthma in Europe
EAACI, EFA and the European Parliament Interest Group on allergy and asthma launch a political call to action in Europe April 25th 2017, Brussels: Today, healthcare professionals, patients and polic ...

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Our views to empower airways' diseases patients
On the 29th of March EFA was invited to bring the patient perspective to the EU summit on Prevention and Self-Management of Airway Diseases. The event was organised by EUFOREA at the European Parliame ...

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New website! Steps to take to fly with medical oxygen
Are you or someone you know going on a trip and need to have medical oxygen therapy on-board a plane? We are delighted to launch a new EFA website to guide people with COPD and any other respiratory p ...

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