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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   

Online chat launched for allergy and asthma patients in Sweden
EFA's Member, the Asthma and Allergy Association of Sweden, has a web service called AllergiSmart, targeting people who have or are close to someone with asthma, allergy or other type of hypersensitiv ...

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Sweden is closer to ban smoking outdoors, as asked by patients
It is well recognized today that tobacco smoking increases the risk of developing diseases like respiratory tract infections, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But law has been  ...

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Swedish patients celebrate All Heart’s day
EFA president Mikaela Odemyr represented COPD patients at All Heart’s Day, in February 14th, an event  organised by EFA Swedish member the Heart and Lung association to raise awareness on cardiov ...

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Higher grades for the Swedes studying in rooms with clean air
There seems to be a connection between indoor air quality in classrooms and school results in Sweden. EFA member Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association went through the country's best schools list in  ...

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What’s the most relevant research on asthma and COPD this year? ERS respiratory update
On the 17th November EFA’s Isabel Proaño attended online the respiratory update organised by the European Respiratory Society in Stockholm, Sweden. The programme was of extreme interest for EFA’s work ...

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”No perfume in public places, please”, say the Swedes
EFA member Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association celebrated this November the Non Fragance Week. Fragrances can make people with asthma or allergy get sick easier so that is why the campaign, arrange ...

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Swedish patients ask the government to establish national goals for people with chronic diseases
¨People with chronic diseases should be high-lighted," stated the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association towards the Swedish government. EFA member, the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association believes ...

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Do children in healthy class rooms perform better?
Almedalen Week in July is an important date in the calendar as it is a meeting point in Sweden for all those looking to discuss important and topical social issues.  The event started in 1968 whe ...

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Allergy family support project
Activity: The Allergy family support project is a three yeart project to support families with allergic children manage their everyday lives. The project has created the Allergy Family Days  ...

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Asthma school - 8 day camp
Activity: The Asthma school is an 8 day camp to provide participants who have asthma and allergies with an opportunity for physical activity and to improve their knowledge of their illn ...

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Old mistakes must not be repeated with the new guidelines
In November, the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen), a Swedish government agency under the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, released new national guidelines for asthma and CO ...

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Perfume free: new national campaign by Nordic patients
In October EFA Member Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation will launch it's perfume free week, a campaign shared with other nordic sister associations in Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. T ...

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Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association calls for national strategy for allergies
Approximately 2 million Swedes have some form of allergy and of these, around 800,000 recognise a burden so big that it affects their daily lives. According to EFA Member the Swedish Asthma and Allerg ...

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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 (February 2015)
Patient-led initiatives not only bring meaningful results for patients, but also broader support. In February, EFA Dutch Member Longfonds was awarded with a significant donation to fund their e-nose p ...

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EFA Members' News - June 2014
Allergy awareness campaign in Copenhagen To engage public interest prior to the EAACI Congress, Astma-Allergi Danmark launched the campaign “Trapped by Allergy”, where two indivi ...

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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 - March 2013
Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association tells of Norwegian hopes for a national allergy and asthma programme  EFA’s Norwegian member, the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association, has been keep ...

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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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