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

MyAirCoach presented at eHealth Week
New technologies can revolutionise the healthcare system, providing a better delivery of services and developing effective health policy. We are now able to access and share personal health data, thus ...

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EFA Atopic dermatitis project (ongoing)
There are few current studies analysing the quality of life and the burden of disease of atopic eczema patients. In our new atopic eczema project launched in 2017, we will assess the life of patients  ...

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Changing the perception of COPD: COPD Move by Patients! - EFA project (ongoing)
Physical activity is recognised to bring relevant benefit to COPD patients, from improved health-related quality of life to reduced risk of hospital admission and mortality. However, when exercising,  ...

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MeDALL - EU funded project (ongoing)
Allergy often starts in childhood. MeDALL (Mechanisms of the Development of ALLergy)aims at improving the health of European citizens by investigating the mechanisms causing allergy. The project speci ...

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MyAirCoach - EU funded project (ongoing)
Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in Europe, but if affects each patient differently. MyAirCoach project seeks to merge mobile health potential to improve the quality and efficiency of ...

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Harmonising COPD Care in Europe - EFA project (ongoing)
COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is a preventable and treatable disease that causes inflammation of the lungs, damages the lung tissue and narrows the airways provoking a significant burde ...

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U-BIOPRED - EU/IMI funded project (ongoing)
People with severe asthma are difficult to treat. U-BIOPRED addresses knowledge gaps for severe asthma and seeks to identify new treatments along with best ways to make such treatments available to th ...

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Boosting Health Literacy for Adolescents with Asthma - EFA project (ongoing)
Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood although symptoms and disease can cease before adulthood with adequate treatment. Today, 30 million European children and adults below the age of ...

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Relieve the burden of allergies - EFA project (ongoing)
Allergology is not recognised as a medical specialisation in most European countries and respiratory allergies are often treated at primary care services. However, primary care physicians usually have ...

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EARIP - EU funded project (ongoing)
Europe is one of the most affected regions by asthma prevalence in adults. The European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership (EARIP) aims to reduce asthma attacks, emergency healthcare use, asth ...

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AirPROM - EU funded project (ongoing)
Our lungs may look similar, but they are not exactly the same. They differ on shape, capacity and properties just like our eyes do not have the same colour. To help understand more about the functioni ...

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EFA Capacity Building Project (ongoing)
EFA consists of 38 national patient associations from across Europe, each organistaion varies in their disease focus, capacity and resources. Through capacity building, EFA aims to enable its members  ...

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Oxygen Harmonisation Project (closed EFA Project)
Background The EFA Oxygen Harmonization Project was a project officially completed in 2013 and focused on the inequalities which exist in relation to the availability of oxygen during travel on comm ...

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HealthVent - EU funded project
HealthVent is a project designed to help develop ‘health-based’ ventilation guidelines for European countries, which would aid in the protection of people in both public buildings, such as school ...

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PreDICTA - EU funded project
The PreDicta Project, a collaborative EC-funded project in which EFA will act as a communication partner, has been launched. The first meeting was held in Athens in October 2010. According to the pr ...

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THADE - EU funded project
The results of THADE (Towards Healthy Air in Dwellings in Europe) project results have now been published in Allergy - a peer reviewed journal. The project results underline the serious environment  ...

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Learn to Live with Asthma - EFA project
In 2005 EFA completed its project on “Learning to Live with Asthma” aimed at answering important questions for asthma patients about coping with asthma-related problems. The main questio ...

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