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Member news

Please find below the latest news from our Members

Spanish patients input the national Guidelines for Asthma Management (GEMA 4.0)
Although the new fourth revision of the Spanish Guidelines for Asthma Management is addressed for professional use, many patients have been directly involved in their update and implementation. EFA Me ...

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FFAAIR Celebrates Annual Congress
EFA Member FFAAIR (Fédération Française des Associations et Amicales de malades, Insuffisants ou handicapés Respiratoires) met on 5-7 June in Grenoble to celebrate its 27th Annual General Meeting. Mor ...

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Bulgarian patients ask for clean air for better lung health
EFA Member ABBA (Association of Bulgarians with Bronchial Asthma, Allergy and COPD) was invited to participate on a live show on national TV Channel 7. ABBA’s president Diana Hadzhiangelova talked abo ...

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Unsafe prescribing increases risk of life threatening asthma attacks
Last year’s National Review of Asthma Deaths highlighted prescribing errors in nearly half of asthma deaths in primary care (47%) in the United Kingdom. Now new analysis from EFA Member Asthma UK, bas ...

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EFA Members news (April 2015)
This month patients associations have mobilized at national level through a wide variety of activities to raise awareness about allergy (UK), indoor air quality in schools (Sweden), asthma (Finland),  ...

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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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EFA Members News (February 2015)
Patient-led initiatives not only bring meaningful results for patients, but also broader support. In February, EFA Dutch Member Longfonds was awarded with a significant donation to fund their e-nose p ...

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EFA Members news (January 2015)
Patients took the floor in national televisions in January. Allergy UK closely worked with BBC to feature the anxiety of parents of little allergic children and Bulgarian ABBA shown the patients disco ...

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EFA Members news (December 2014)
Irish patients ask for stronger smoky coal legislation EFA Member Asthma Society of Ireland organized an event to urge the Irish government to adopt a smoky coal ban to ensure clean air for all. Ac ...

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EFA Members news (November 2014)
As part of our Membership strategy, in October and November we met with potential members in Hungary, associations representing people with allergy and respiratory diseases in the United Kingdom, and  ...

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EFA Members news (October 2014)
The Finnish Pulmonary Association Heli launches a video with healthy tips A few days ago, European clocks felt back an hour to mark the end of the European summer time: with the change, we can enjoy a ...

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EFA Member news - September 2014
EFA met with the German Allergy and Asthma Association On September the 10th, EFA met with representatives of the German Allergy and Asthma Association - Deutscher Allergie- und Asthmabund e.V. (DAAB) ...

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EFA Members news - Summer 2014
Annual EFA training for members on the EU coming up in October “Meet and Greet the EU Institutions” is EFA’s annual training available for members on the functioning of the European Union and its po ...

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EFA Members' News - June 2014
Allergy awareness campaign in Copenhagen To engage public interest prior to the EAACI Congress, Astma-Allergi Danmark launched the campaign “Trapped by Allergy”, where two indivi ...

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EFA Members' News - May 2014
In May, EFA’s Members led allergy and asthma related activities during the World Asthma Day 2014. [caption id="attachment_5239" align="alignright" width="300"] Boxes from the Finnish Pieni Ele f ...

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EFA Member news - April 2014
New campaign and tools for allergy-friendly schools in Belgium Prévéntion des Allergies, in partnership with the Flemish patient organisation Allergienet launched on April 22nd, “Allergie à L’École”,  ...

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EFA Member News - March 2014
News from EFA’s members this month includes worrying details of legislative changes in Belgium which could negatively impact EFA’s members in the country and an update from EFA’s members working on na ...

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Member News - December 2013
FENAER’s Activities in December On Thursday the 5th of December, FENAER participated in a meeting along with other members of the Spanish Patients Forum to advise on the consequences of budget cuts br ...

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Member News - November 2013
EFA Manifesto presented by ABBA in Bulgarian Parliament On 22 November, Association of Bulgarians with Bronchial Asthma, Allergy and COPD (ABBA) presented EFA Manifesto for the European Parliament E ...

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EFA Member News - October 2013
EFA’s Alignment Meeting with the Maltese Asthma Society On the 28th of September, EFA’s President Breda Floodalong with Executive Officer Susanna Palkonen and Membership & Programme Officer David  ...

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