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

“The word “I can’t” must not exist when you live with COPD”
Since the beginning of the year we have introduced you to COPD patients who help themselves through regular exercise in their own terms. People like us who one day get the heavy diagnosis of a tough,  ...

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EFA at the leading respiratory (ERS) and dermatology (EADV) conferences
EFA will participate this September in two leading respiratory and dermatology conferences, where we will expose our projects and bring our patients perspective to those fields.  From the 9 to 13 ...

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Sign up and join the march for the more than 300 million people with Allergy and Asthma
You are still on time to join the 4,200 signatories of the Call to Action on Allergy and Asthma Sign now! http://www.callallergyasthma.eu/
EFA brought the patient perspective to the Bavarian State Ministers for Health and Care panel discussion
EFA’s Susanna Palkonen represented the patient view for us and the European Patients' Forum in a panel discussion “The access to medicines – Challenges and perspectives for Europe” hosted by the Bavar ...

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Fossil fuel subsidies cost around €330 billion annually on airways diseases
A new report from the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), of which EFA is a member, shows that  every  year, air pollution from mostly fossil fuel combustion cuts short the lives of an e ...

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Concern about the World Bank’s participation to meetings sponsored by the tobacco industry
EFA, the Progressive Reinforcement of Organizations and Individuals (PROI) and other public health and tobacco control organisations across Europe, we have sent a letter to the World Bank to express o ...

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Estonian presidency, what will be the new priorities on health?
The Estonian presidency of the council of the European Union has started on the 1st July. The small Baltic state has chosen to bring to the its first-ever presidency of the EU some hints of its succes ...

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EFA joins #EU4health, a campaign asking the European Commission to do more for health
EFA has signed the EU4Health campaign together with 196 organisations that ask the president of the European Comission, Jean-CLaude Juncker, to include Health as a priority on the future Scenario of t ...

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EFA takes a stand on the Fitness Check of the Ambient Air Quality legislation
EFA has responded to the European Comission procedure to assess the added value of the aimbient air quality directive. This novel process, called REFIT, allows to check the relevance of a given p ...

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More Europe for better innovation for health and wellbeing
Europe is in an ideal position to take the leading role health and wellbeing’ according to the new editorial of Progress and Preventive Medicine “Viva Europa, a land of excellence in research and inno ...

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New tobacco cessation guidelines
Tobacco remains the most significant cause of premature death in the EU, responsible for almost 700,000 deaths every year. The European Union and its Member States have adopted different tobacco con ...

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EFA at the Spanish respiratory research network, CIBERES
On June 30th, EFA Ambassador to the South and Board Secretary Carlos Nunes participated in the annual open days of CIBERES, the Spanish Biomedical Research Network Center on Respiratory Diseases. Cibe ...

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A teen with food allergies first travel abroad alone – Testimonial from AEPNAA
Youth and children with food allergies face significant challenges in their development to live a full life. One of these challenges is travelling abroad, tossing aside the "home's security" and manag ...

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EFA at Alpbach Health Symposium on the importance of leadership for patients involvement
EFA representative Roberta Savli assisted to Alpbach Health Symposium “Leadership for patients’ involvement, Leadership for health – supporting transformational change for population health management ...

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PACT discusses the future role for healthcare in the EU
The ageing of the population, cuts in health budgets, and rising levels of health inequalities where some of the focal points addressed in the debate “Future Scenarios for the EU. What role for the He ...

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Air pollution is the first environmental health priority in Europe
European Member States have adopted a Declaration of the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health that sets priorities and actions for implementation after 2017. EFA brought the patients ...

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An Indoor Air Quality Certificate to be discussed at the European Parliament
  Patients need to be informed about the air we breathe indoors and this need might be included in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, currently under revision. Several forward think ...

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Health research in a connected and participative Society
EFA co-chaired with the European Commission a session in the 2nd Annual forum of the Horizon 2020 Scientific Panel for Health, organized by the European Commission DG Research together with the Scient ...

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'Patients experiences are helpful for policy’ says EFA President at EAACI Congress
EFA President Mikaela Odemyr spoke at the EAACI EU Policy Stakeholder lunch celebrated on the 19 June during the EAACI Congress that took place in Helsinki 17-21 June. Next to Member of the European P ...

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Putting Air Quality at the core of the EU Urban Agenda
EFA and Allergy UK attended the First Stakeholder Workshop of the Urban Partnership for Air Quality , that took place at London’s City Hall 13 June. The Urban partnership for Air Quality is one of t ...

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