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

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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How to communicate health risks of air pollution? Our views at WHO meeting
In February we were invited to a close round table organised by the World Health Organisation European division in Bonn on the “Software AirQ+ for the assessment of the health risks of air pollution:  ...

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COPD MOVE, we are looking for COPD patient ambassadors
During 2017 we will promote physical exercise to improve the quality of life of patients living with COPD. The first videos have already been realised by our friends and patient advocates Günther Hirs ...

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Great satisfaction among EFA Capacity Building participants
EFA’s 2016 Capacity Building project ended in January 2017 with a last session held in Kent, United Kingdom, together with our member Allergy UK. In 2016 we also visited other EFA members in Portugal, ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Smartphones could improve young people’s health literacy and adherence
2016 European Health Forum Gastein (Austria) – Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. Today, 30 million European children and adults below the age of 45 years old have asthma and 15,0 ...

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Our programme at ERS Congress
The 26th International Congress of the European Respiratory Society, the largest meeting in the world in the respiratory field, with more than 20.000 participants expected, is starting this Saturday i ...

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EFA’s research on asthma in adolescence will be presented in Gastein
Our latest survey on adherence to treatment of young patients with asthma will be presented at the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), the most influential EU health policy conference that will take ...

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Is pollen a pollutant? Our views at the European Aerobiology Symposium
EFA was invited to open the European Symposium on Aerobiology celebrated in Lyon from the 18th-22nd July. The event was organised by the European Aerobiology Society and aimed to share latest research ...

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