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Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma
Allergy and asthma are amongst the most prevalent chronic diseases in Europe, in particular in children, although many patients do not report their symptoms or are not correctly diagnosed: it is estim ...

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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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U-BIOPRED - EU/IMI funded project
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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New EP Group on Asthma and Allergy
MEPs Sirpa Pietikainen and Nessa Childers, patients and doctors have joined forces in an Interest Group to take actions on allergy and asthma in Europe, launched on 25 March at the European Parliament ...

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EFA COPD Projects update (March 2015)
We are delighted to share with you our new report to harmonise prevention, care and rehabilitation for COPD patients across Europe! The report focused on healthcare systems and policies in 19 Europe a ...

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Advancing tobacco control (March 2015)
In March, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and travelled to Abu Dhabi to provide the patient perspective during the World Conference on Tobacco  ...

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EFA Members news - March 2015
EFA Board meeting was hosted by the Asthma Society of Ireland: Thank you! EFA Board had their meeting in preparation of our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the offices of the Asthma Soci ...

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Pollen is in the air (March 2015)
The spring season is back and with it the increase of allergy troubles. Allergies affect more than 20% of the EU population. Today, 150 million Europeans are living with allergies, the most preva ...

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EU Policy update (March 2015)
March was full of novelties! WHO published a report on the access to new medicines in Europe and the EEA published the State of the Environment linking environmental policies to our health. The Commis ...

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EFA in events (March 2015)
Much new evidence of interest for allergy, asthma and COPD patients was published in March. We attended the launch of the EMA 20th years anniversary, the Roadmap for sustainable care, the EEA State of ...

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Press Release: EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma
Launch of new European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma Brussels, 25 March, 2015 – Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), patients, doctors have joined forces in an Interest Group ...

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EFA Projects update (January 2015)
Our contribution on allergy action at national level was presented to the Italian Ministry of Health by a delegation formed by patients, doctors, and researchers and our work to enable air travel with ...

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MyAirCoach update
MyAirCoach kick-off meeting: the quest for an asthma and COPD self-management tool In January, the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, the project coordinator, hosted the kick-off meeting of  ...

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EU Policy update (January 2015)
2015 has started with new leadership to boost patients' access to healthcare, Latvia taking over the Presidency of the European Union and a freshly approved European Commission Work Programme. In this ...

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EU Policy update (December 2014)
Despite many positive concerns showed by the European Union on the matter of public health and patients’ safety, the biggest and most worrying news of December is that the National Emission Ceilings ( ...

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EU Projects update (December 2014)
MyAirCoach, new EU research project on asthma and COPD We are happy to announce that next January EFA will be involved in a new EU research project funded by Horizon 2020, the newest and biggest Eur ...

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EU Policy update (November 2014)
European Commission structural changes affecting public health The new European Commission has started its work as from the 1st November launching the final decision on the organisation of responsib ...

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EFA members Meet and Greet the new European Parliament
This year 2014 has been earmarked with the European Parliament’s elections and the nomination of the new College of Commissioners. To discuss these changes, as well as the new challenges and opportuni ...

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EU Policy Update (October 2014)
October was busy in Europe! The new European Commission was approved by the European Parliament, the discussion on the Clean Air Package is getting more intense, the European Medicines Agency improved ...

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EFA Patients took the floor at the ERS Congress 2014
Among the 22,000 delegates that assisted to the latest European Respiratory Society Congress (ERS) that took place from 6 to 10 September in Munich, 28 European and national patients’ organisations pa ...

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