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Member news

Please find below the latest news from our Members

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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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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Food allergy tips from UK youth ambassadors
Anaphylaxis Campaign youth ambassadors scheme was launched in 2016. They are a team of young people that produce social media and website communications for other young allergic people. They have ...

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EFA alignment meeting Estonia
Our Susanna Palkonen went to Estonia in February to meet the Estonian allergy and respiratory groups to introduce the value of joining our network and hear about the challenges and initiatives to addr ...

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ABBA launches a national “Breathe Freely” campaign in Bulgaria
EFA Bulgarian Member ABBA has launched an annual national campaign to inform about respiratory diseases and advance care options for patients. The campaign is called “Breathe Freely” and counts on the ...

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Moisturisers for eczema: they do work!
The dry and itchy skin in people with eczema makes it common sense to use a moisturiser. However, it wasn’t known if moisturisers really are beneficial and whether one moisturiser might be preferable  ...

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FENAER participates at the Spanish Respiratory Society Congress
EFA Spanish Member FENAER brought the perspective of respiratory patients to the SEPAR Pacientes meeting. Mª Emilia Carretero, FENAER Board Member highlighted that patient participation should be embe ...

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Respira turns 10!
EFA Member the Portuguese COPD patients association RESPIRA has celebrated its 10th anniversary in Lisbon on the 23rd February. During the meeting they presented RESPIRA’s growth and activities during ...

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Third year of scent sensitivity campaign in Finland
EFA Member the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation organized its scent sensitivity campaign for the third time last November attracting media attention and visibility to the problem of fragrances.  ...

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First congress of allergy respiratory patients in Spain
On the occasion of World COPD Day EFA Spanish Member FENAER, organized the First Congress of Allergy and Respiratory Patients in Madrid. During the event, FENAER presented the outcome of their latest  ...

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UK Patients call for Adrenaline Auto-Injectors to be held in all schools
EFA Members Anaphylaxis Campaign and Allergy UK have been advocating together with the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI), the  British Paediatric Allergy Immunity and  ...

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New asthma app launched in Latvia
PulmoGPS in collaboration with Wrong Digital and Faculty of Medicine of University of Latvia have developed an inhaler reminder application for asthmatics uzelpo.lv and breatheit.eu. Our member the La ...

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Respira promotes day to day outdoor breathing activities
EFA’s Member Respira together with a private company and a public hospital launched. The project Breath: a Day to Day Activity with the objective to promote outdoor activities in Lisbon parks for Resp ...

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75th anniversary of the Finnish Organisation for Respiratory Health - Congratulations!
EFA's Member the Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland, representing patients, celebrated its’ 75th anniversary in August. The event was celebrated in the central square of the main four citi ...

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Severe food allergy campaign in France
EFA’s Member the French Association for the Prevention of Allergies has launched a new campaign to raise awareness about the severity of food allergy. A press conference on the campaing will be organi ...

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Allergy prevention and control campaign in Bulgaria
EFA Member the Association of the Bulgarians suffering from Bronchial Asthma, Allergies and COPD (ABBA) has launched a joint awareness campaign for Allergy Prevention and control. The Campaign is call ...

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FENAER organises first respiratory patients congress in Madrid
EFA Member the Spanish Federation of Respiratory Diseases’ Associations (FENAER) is organising the first ever respiratory patients symposium in Spain.  The symposium will gather the patien ...

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Map and improve patient education in Europe – Participate in EFA’s survey
As part of our work to improve timely and equal access to quality care for allergy, asthma and COPD patients in Europe, specifically self-management, EFA is launching a survey on patient education to  ...

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Increasing tobacco awareness among teenagers in Portugal
EFA Portuguese member RESPIRA has run awareness campaigns in Portuguese schools to inform about tobacco. The sessions were led by ex-smokers that gave a vivid testimony of their experiences with tobac ...

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