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European Commission report on cross-border healthcare Directive shows it helps clarify patients' rights
On 21 September, the European Commission published an implementation report on the directive on cross-border healthcare (2011/24/EU). The concept of the cross-border healthcare directive has the poten ...

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WHO - Life expectancy is on the rise in Europe but caveats for allergy and respiratory health remain
The newest European Health report by the World Health Organisation published on 12 September, shows that life we live longer in Europe. The European Health report is published every three years and is ...

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Brexit: the European Parliament’s role in prioritising patients, public health and health security across Europe
At a sensitive time when hardly any progress is made between the UK Government and the EU on Brexit, 20 EU health organisations who wish to draw attention to the implications of Brexit for healthcare  ...

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Hearing on vaccination programmes and health systems in Europe
In the light of the recent vaccine hesitancy trend, the European Commission Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing In Health is working on “vaccination programmes and health systems in Europe”. V ...

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The Human Biomonitoring in Europe, or how to assess our exposure to chemicals
On 28 September the Austrian EU Presidency organised in Vienna a major European conference on the health effects of environmental chemicals. The conference entitled "Human Biomonitoring in Europe -  ...

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Our health is not sufficiently protected from air pollution, says the EU Court of auditors
Every year, more than 400,000 premature deaths in the EU are caused by air pollution, resulting in significant human and economic costs. A new report from the European Court of Auditors published in ...

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Patient priorities at the International Congress of Aerobiology
From September 3-7, EFA Director of Operations and Projects travelled to Parma to speak at the International Congress of Aerobiology about the problems that respiratory allergy poses to Europeans. He  ...

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Subscribe to our free webinars to increase national patient capacity
The time for EFA’s yearly capacity building training has arrived! Do you have what it takes to be advocate for the patient needs but you are missing impact?  Do you feel you can improve this or t ...

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First studies from the CURE project presented in Georgia
Many asthma patients have access to a better life thanks to a series of treatments that allow them to keep their disease under control, but their dream to get rid of asthma is not yet there. Despite t ...

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@EFA_Patients at the European Respiratory Society Congress
The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress took place this year in Paris from the 15-19 September, right after the EADV Congress. The ERS Congress is the biggest event worldwide in the respirator ...

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EFA and EAACI sign memorandum of understanding
EFA has signed a memorandum of understanding with the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), a longstanding partner of EFA. This memorandum of understanding will lay the groundwo ...

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Respiratory physiotherapy videos now in Portuguese
EFA Spanish Member FENAER has launched a website to support patients with pulmonary rehabilitation online and for free. The website can be opened in all devices and offers several videos, 3 minutes lo ...

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Swedish patients launch an online recipe bank
EFA Member the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association has launched the recipe bank, Receptbanken, where people can search for individual ingredients that they want to exclude or include. The purpose o ...

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The new AFPRAL magazine is published
EFA Member the French Association for Allergy Prevention is pleased to announce the launch of the new Allergy magazine, Le Mag. The whole AFPRAL team has conceived it as a communication and informatio ...

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New President for the food allergy patients in France
AFPRAL, the French Association for the Prevention of Allergies, has a new elected president, Pascale Couratier, replacing exiting President Véronique Olivier. Pascale has been working for AFPRAL for m ...

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AEPNAA Summer Camp 2018 for children with food and latex allergies
From June the 23rd to July the 1st , AEPNAA organised  their annual Summer Camp, aiming towards children with food and latex allergies. During this week, children between 6 and 16 years ...

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How to use your inhaler?
EFA Member the Spanish Foundation of Allergic and Airways Diseases Patients’ Association (FENAER), launched in May a playful explanatory video for children to learn to use their inhaler properly. It i ...

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Italian patients celebrate the Food Allergy Awareness Week
  EFA Member Food Allergy Italia participated in the Food Allergy Awareness Week celebrated in May. Patient associations mobilise people online from the 13th to the 19th of May to show  ...

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We welcomed a new Member and a new Board Member
On April 16-17, we celebrated our Annual General Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, were EFA Members approved our annual 2017 report, accounts, budget and 2018 workplan. We exchanged on members’ best practi ...

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The Swiss Pulmonary League launches 11 learning video clips for children with asthma in German, French and Italian
EFA Member, the Swiss Pulmonary League, has launched eleven learning video clips to help children with asthma manage better their condition. It complements traditional education and helps affected chi ...

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