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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
United Action for Allergy and Asthma
A political Call to Action in Europe Allergy and asthma are among the most frequent chronic diseases in the European Union (EU). Over 150 million EU citizens – almost one in three people – suffer fr ...

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Allergy and asthma patients, UNITED!
On the 25th of April, patients and doctors launched and the Members of the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma launched a call to action on allergy and asthma. Sign it now The p ...

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Patients and consumers remind on key requirements for the re-location of the European Medicines Agency
On April 25th 14 Members of the Patients and Consumers Working Party (PCWP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) sent a letter the Health Commissioner, the President of the European Council and the  ...

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Standardised tobacco packaging in Ireland from September
The Irish Government signed in March 29th for Standardised Packaging on Tobacco. Companies will need to produce products according to the following standards: packages will be in neutral colours;  ...

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myAirCoach Advisory Patient Forum lay summary on m-health
A new study from myAirCoach asking patients and healthcare professionals about their preferences and the utility of mobile health tools, confirms m-health potential for easier asthma control. It is  ...

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EFA at Human Brain Project Advisory Board
The Human Brain Project is a H2020 FET Flagship Project which strives to accelerate the fields of neuroscience, computing and brain-related medicine. This acceleration will be achieved by a strategi ...

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Last chance to register to EFA 2017 AGM in Florence
Most members have already done so, but we are missing the rest. Register here! During the best practice session all countries are presenting key projects and initiatives from their country. We would ...

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EFA working groups update
Patient education working group On April 13th EFA Patient Education working group held a webmeeting to discuss the plans of the year, the agenda of the physical meeting in Florence in May and the di ...

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Bulgaria participates in the Unmask My City campaign
EFA Bulgarian Member ABBA join the global Unmask My City movement on World Asthma day to measure air pollution levels all over the world through a pocket air quality monitoring device that measures PM ...

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Patients participate at severe asthma course in Palermo
Severe asthma is a difficult to control condition that affects people’s health and daily life and puts them at frequent risk of hospitalisation. The treatment for severe asthma absorbs many resources  ...

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Lung Cancer Europe becomes EPF Associate Member
During the last European Patients Forum Annual General Meeting, held on April 25th, our good friends and colleagues Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE) were welcomed as an associate Member. LuCE represents lung ...

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PRESS RELEASE: World Asthma Day 2017
Asthma patients ask for real commitment for healthy air indoors and outdoors Brussels, 2nd May 2017, WORLD ASTHMA DAY – Air pollution is unhealthy. While 10 times more people are killed by air pollu ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Launch of a political call to action on allergy and asthma in Europe
EAACI, EFA and the European Parliament Interest Group on allergy and asthma launch a political call to action in Europe April 25th 2017, Brussels: Today, healthcare professionals, patients and polic ...

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Energy efficient buildings should be good for health
On the 30th of Mach, EFA Deputy Director Roberta Savli presented on Uncompromised ambient air quality in resource-efficient buildings at the Globe EU debate on Healthy and Resource Efficient Buildings ...

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Our views to empower airways' diseases patients
On the 29th of March EFA was invited to bring the patient perspective to the EU summit on Prevention and Self-Management of Airway Diseases. The event was organised by EUFOREA at the European Parliame ...

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Traceability measures to fight illicit tobacco trade
On March 2nd EFA policy adviser Daniela Morghenti participated at the event “Towards an EU-wide traceability of tobacco products: ensuring an independent and efficient system to fight illicit trade an ...

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EFA new Working Group on Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
In March, EFA launched a call for interest to join a new EFA expert working group on HTA, with the aim to actively contribute to the European Commission works and next policy developments on health te ...

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hackAIR, when patients will measure air quality
How can we raise public awareness on air quality while at the same time engaging citizens in air quality monitoring and observations? The hackAIR project is developing a platform that will enable this ...

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Swiss new learning air quality platform for pupils of aged 13 to 16
French and German speaking Swiss pupils, can now explore the air they breathe though an online platform put developed by Swiss federal office of environment. EFA Member the Swiss LungenUnion has colla ...

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‘Your allergy care – what to expect’, new UK website
Knowing what to expect from your GP or other healthcare professional following an allergic reaction, or suspicion of an allergy, will help to identify what is causing the allergy, treat the symptoms a ...

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