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Patient Materials section

We are collecting patient education materials from our membership all over Europe.

This activity is framed under EFA's Patient Education Working Group, integrated by European patient experts advocates in health literacy, patient rights and ehealth.

The existing materials gatehered through the Working Group will be classified in this section to promote their use and dissemination among patients, practicioners and companies.

For more information please contact isabel.proano@efanet.org   

EFA and FFAAIR work together to build capacity
EFA met with French member FFAAIR (French Federation of people with respiratory diseases) on the 15th November in Paris. The objective of this reencounter was to follow-up with the Capacity Building s ...

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Severe food allergy campaign in France
EFA’s Member the French Association for the Prevention of Allergies has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about the severity of food allergy. A press conference on the campaing will be organi ...

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Comic on COPD diagnosis and treatement
Material: A comic explaining how is COPD diagnosed and treated Original name: La BPCO, Broncho Pneumopathie Chronique Obstructive Author: French Federation of Friends of Lung and Respiratory  ...

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Launch of the Asthma Museum, a multilingual website
An initiative launched in France, originally in Russian and translated into English. That is the online Asthma Museum, a website put together by Liliya Belenko, Chair of EFA’s Patient Education Workin ...

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Comic on asthma diagnosis and treatment
Material: A comic explaining how is asthma diagnosed and treated Original name: Asthme: Depistage et Prise en Charge Author: French Federation of Friends of Lung and Respiratory Disabled Pati ...

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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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Plain Packaging Developments Spreading throughout Europe
France is the latest country to introduce plain cigarette packaging from 2016. Cigarettes in France will be sold in plain packaging under a law that was finally passed in the French parliament in Dece ...

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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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Emergency anaphylasis, a French patient-led campaign
Last June EFA Member the French Assocaition for Allergy Prevention (AFPRAL) launched a major awareness campaign to improve knowledge on how to perform lifesaving care in case of anaphylactic shock. Th ...

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FFAAIR Celebrates Annual Congress
EFA Member FFAAIR (Fédération Française des Associations et Amicales de malades, Insuffisants ou handicapés Respiratoires) met on 5-7 June in Grenoble to celebrate its 27th Annual General Meeting. Mor ...

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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 (December 2014)
Irish patients ask for stronger smoky coal legislation EFA Member Asthma Society of Ireland organized an event to urge the Irish government to adopt a smoky coal ban to ensure clean air for all. Ac ...

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Minimum Standards of Care for COPD Patients in Europe
EFA is excited to release its second book concerning COPD in Europe, the EFA Book on Minimum Standards of Care for COPD patients in Europe, which was produced as a result of the EFA COPD Project. The  ...

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Member News - May 2013
Finland’s position on TPD in favour of strengthening provision The Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation succeeded in stirring the Finnish government into adopting a general position on the Tobacco Pr ...

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Member news - April 2013
EFA “Meet and Greet the European Union Institutions 2013” Training  This year’s “Meet and Greet the European Union Institutions” training combines basic and advanced training to participants. All ...

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Member News - February 2013
EFA member Prévention des allergies is due to speak at a conference in October 2013 in Angers, France, on the subject of the difficulties encountered by children and adolescents with food allergies. T ...

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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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National campaign on patient education in asthma
The French Association Asthme & Allergies will celebrate World Asthma Day by promoting “asthma schools” in France Patient education has a positive impact on chronic diseases, but man ...

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Association Asthme & Allergies France launches new website
Association Asthme & Allergies has launched a new interactive website. The site is a collaborative initiative which gives people with asthma and/or allergy, their families/relations and health pro ...

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