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30% of the European population lives with allergies, asthma and COPD
Because breathing is taken for granted, we work for better recognition of chronic respiratory diseases
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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How to make health data analysis patient centered?
On the 7th June, EFA Isabel Proaño presented at the event "How to create an ecosystem which unlocks the full potential of health data?", organised by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industri ...

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Steps to make a tobacco free world by 2040
On May 25-26, EFA participated at International Conference on Tobacco Control 2017 held in Athens and organised by our partner ENSP (European Network for Smoking and Tobacco prevention). Experts cle ...

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ERS presidential summit – Research last findings on personalized treatments and medicines
Daniela Morghenti, EFA EU policy adviser, participated at the ERS Annual Presidential Summit hosted at Ghent University on the 13th -14th of June, where “A public health approach to respiratory health ...

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A transformative agenda for asthma research in Europe
EFA, together with the European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership (EARIP) partners elaborated a paper setting out what should be the European asthma research priorities. The European A ...

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myAirCoach project is at its final stages
 myAirCoach is in a crucial stage and all partners are intensifying their efforts to deliver the innovative mHealth tool that will improve the quality of life of people with asthma. To updat ...

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Clinical Data: key to the understanding and efficacy of treatments
Systems medicine is a novel approach based on computer models which, by analyzing a large amount of clinical data, have the potential to improve the understanding of the diseases and raise the efficac ...

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Smart buildings should be healthy for people
We spend up to 90% of our live indoor, are we healthy breathing inside our homes, offices, schools, sport centers or shopping malls? Smart buildings can help preventing respiratory symptoms and dise ...

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Finnish Allergy Week: Do you wash your new clothes before the first use?
EFA Member, the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation organized its yearly campaign, Allergy Week, in April. This year the campaign theme was chemicals used in textiles. Textile industry uses more tha ...

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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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Ensure Universal Health Coverage for All by 2030
The alarming figures from the latest report from the Commission and the OECD ‘Health at Glance’, show that a substantial patient population is not regularly covered for health care costs. The E ...

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EFA elected to the Global Asthma and Allergy Patients’ Platform (GAAPP) Board
EFA Deputy Director Roberta Savli was elected as second Vice-President to the Global Asthma and Allergy Patients’ Platform (GAAPP) during the last annual general meeting of the association, which took ...

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EFA 2020 - The future of allergy, asthma and COPD patients Europe
Updating and upgrading EFA priorities 2020. AGM, Florence, 22May 2017 Stanimir Hasurdjiev, Patient Access Partnership PACT and European Patient’s Forum representative presented on patient involvemen ...

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EFA Patients best practices
EFA Patients best practices As an alliance of 42 patient associations, we can coordinate our strengths by understanding what are the successful stories within our different members states organisati ...

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EFA 2017 AGM: a new Member and a new Board
From the 21st to the 23rd May, our family of allergy, asthma and COPD patients met for EFA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting in Florence. We approved and prepared for the next steps for our organisation a ...

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Healthy buildings means less asthma and allergy
On May 31st we brought the patient perspective to the Healthy Building Day conference at the European Parliament. The event was organised to discuss with three Members of the European Parliament the E ...

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