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Where is Health within Bulgaria’s Council Presidency?
From the 1st of January 2018 Bulgaria is holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). The Presidency rotates between different EU member states and gives Bulgaria the opportunity  ...

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Bulgarian patients organise a concert to inform about of air pollution
EFA member, the Association of Bulgarians with Bronchial Asthma, Allergy and COPD (ABBA), organised on 2nd September an acoustic concert in the cave "God's eyes" under the title "Better air for better ...

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Bulgaria participates in the Unmask My City campaign
EFA Bulgarian Member ABBA join the global Unmask My City movement on World Asthma day to measure air pollution levels all over the world through a pocket air quality monitoring device that measures PM ...

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ABBA launches a national “Breathe Freely” campaign in Bulgaria
EFA Bulgarian Member ABBA has launched an annual national campaign to inform about respiratory diseases and advance care options for patients. The campaign is called “Breathe Freely” and counts on the ...

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Allergy prevention and control campaign in Bulgaria
EFA Member the Association of the Bulgarians suffering from Bronchial Asthma, Allergies and COPD (ABBA) has launched a joint awareness campaign for Allergy Prevention and control. The Campaign is call ...

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Bulgarian Advocacy Campaign to mark World COPD Day
COPD is among the most common chronic diseases in people over 45 years and one of the leading causes of death. However, the disease is commonly goes unrecognized. To mark World COPD Day on 18th Novemb ...

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Belgium, Bulgaria and the Netherlands pursued because of poor air quality
EU regulators are referring Belgium and Bulgaria to the Court of Justice over the quality of their air, which poses a major risk to health. The European Union has also issued a final warning to Sweden ...

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Bulgarian patients ask for clean air for better lung health
EFA Member ABBA (Association of Bulgarians with Bronchial Asthma, Allergy and COPD) was invited to participate on a live show on national TV Channel 7. ABBA’s president Diana Hadzhiangelova talked abo ...

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EFA Members news (April 2015)
This month patients associations have mobilized at national level through a wide variety of activities to raise awareness about allergy (UK), indoor air quality in schools (Sweden), asthma (Finland),  ...

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EFA Members news - March 2015
EFA Board meeting was hosted by the Asthma Society of Ireland: Thank you! EFA Board had their meeting in preparation of our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the offices of the Asthma Soci ...

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EFA Members news (January 2015)
Patients took the floor in national televisions in January. Allergy UK closely worked with BBC to feature the anxiety of parents of little allergic children and Bulgarian ABBA shown the patients disco ...

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EFA Members' News - May 2014
In May, EFA’s Members led allergy and asthma related activities during the World Asthma Day 2014. [caption id="attachment_5239" align="alignright" width="300"] Boxes from the Finnish Pieni Ele f ...

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EFA Member News - March 2014
News from EFA’s members this month includes worrying details of legislative changes in Belgium which could negatively impact EFA’s members in the country and an update from EFA’s members working on na ...

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Member News - November 2012
In member news this month, EFA members have told us about their activities to mark World COPD Day 2012, our Finnish members join the bid to make Finland smoke-free by 2040, FFAAIR holds a COPD session ...

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Member News - November 2012
World COPD day!EFA members from Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Spain and Sweden all marked World COPD Day in their home countries through a large number of activities. In France FFAAIR reported t ...

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Bulgaria
Bulgarian EFA member ABBA has launched a leaflet in English presenting the organisation and its activities. These include events to mark World Asthma Day in Bulgaria 2010, and the founding of a Coalit ...

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World Asthma Day in Bulgaria orgamised by ABBA
On World Asthma Day in May the Association organised in 7 cities (Sofia, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Varna, Pleven, Berkoziva) in Bulgaria 2000 spirometry tests, as well as games, with the support of Confe ...

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Bulgarian and Romanian membership progress
6 May 2006 the European Commission published a monitoring report stating that Bulgaria and Romania could become members of the EU, as planned, on 1 January 2007, provided that the two countries meet s ...

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Greetings from the EFA Conference in Sofia Bulgaria
Our annual conference, this year with the theme ‘Equality in Health for People with Allergy, Asthma and COPD in Europe – Through prevention and self management to better quality of life’ was held 30 M ...

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