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Member news

Please find below the latest news from our Members

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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Norway closer to adopt plain tobacco packaging
Thanks to public calls from patient organisations like EFA Member the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Foundation (NAAF), the Norweigian Minister of Health has sent to Parliament a proposal to adopt a new ...

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Indoor paint gets Danish blue wreath for the first time
For many years, EFA Member Asthma and Allergy Denmark has analysed indoor paint products to see if they met the standards of their blue wreath, a seal that enables allergic consumers to easily find if ...

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Building up an association for Georgian patients
On the 31st of May EFA met with Dr Maia Rukhadze from Georgia, who is a leading allergologist working in Tbilisi. Dr Rukhadze, a patient herself, is confronted with a steep rise on the prevalence of a ...

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EFA asthma patient leaders launch the Málaga-London Declaration (EARIP)
EFA together with our membership, and under the leadership of Asthma UK, have launched the Malaga-London declaration, a document drafted within the European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership  ...

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RESPIRA celebrates World No Tobacco Day in Portugal
Tobacco kills 32 people a day in Portugal. To raise awareness of the main cause of COPD, RESPIRA in partnership with a group of pharmacies set up a campaign at national level to draw attention about t ...

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Respiration filters help with street dust in Finland
Street dust is a recurring problem in Finland in the springtime. The dust causes irritation to eyes, throat and noses. It is especially harmful for people with respiratory illnesses who in spring need ...

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Launch of the Asthma Museum, a multilingual website
An initiative launched in France, originally in Russian and translated into English. That is the online Asthma Museum, a website put together by Liliya Belenko, Chair of EFA’s Patient Education Workin ...

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Pollen allergy can decrease exam results! NAAF launched allergy tests in Norway
April is high season for birch, which is the most common and problematic pollen allergen in Norway. That is why EFA Member the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Foundation (NAAF) has launched an awareness  ...

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FENAER raises awareness about tobacco consumption in Spain
In the month of the World No Tobacco Day, EFA Spanish Member FENAER has reached out to the press to inform about the consequences tobacco has in our health, no matter if the person is an active smoker ...

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