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This World No Tobacco Day will be a great opportunity to reflect on the effects tobacco has on our respiratory health, as our lungs and airways will be in the spotlight during the day. Tobacco is the…

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EFA has co-signed a joint letter addressed to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), the body responsible for all matters regarding the implementation of the Joint Food Standards Programme of the Fo…

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On 20th March, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma, co-run by EFA and EAACI, organised at the European Parliament a Breakfast Policy Meeting on a renewed EU policy agenda on a…

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has conducted the first systematically report to monitor healthcare related financial protection in Europe. It focuses on financial hardship and unmet needs for hea…

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Over the last years, digital tools and solutions have increased their presence within the health sector. Their added value is to be found in numerous aspects, including access to information, diagnosi…

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Two months after EU ministers agreed on the revision of the food law, last April the European Parliament endorsed revisions put forward by the European Commission for an updated EU General Food Law. T…

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In its last plenary sitting under the current election term, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs). Such are chemicals that, at a certain level, can have…

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More than half of EU member states did not meet a key deadline in late April to submit their national air pollution programmes, an obligation under the National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive.

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EU health research has made significant strides in better knowledge on prevention and care related topics, but how can research actually promote equality in health. The third forum of the Horizon 2020…

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In March 2019, the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) conducted a study on Europeans’ attitudes towards vaccination. The results of this Special Eurobaromete…

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In early May, CURE has been highlighted in an article presenting the project and its first results. The article can be found here.

Furthermore, EFA did an interview with Prof. Dr. Johan Garssen, Membe…

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The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in 2018 has risen concerns on the ownership and use of personal data. The use of personal data is necessary in medical research to enable new…

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EFA Member, Dutch Food Allergy Foundation, has started a campaign encouraging patients with food allergies and intolerances to report bad experiences within public establishments to the National Repor…

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EFA Member, Allergy UK, has published an outdoor air quality factsheet. The quick guide provides all necessary information on how outdoor air quality links to allergy, where air pollution comes from a…

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EFA Member, FENAER, has held a special meeting with the president of the Spanish nurses and physiotherapists trade union to promote the presence of nurses at school. In addition, FENAER carried out mu…

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EFA Member, Foodallergy Italia, has conducted many activities around the EFA FOOD DETECTives project and the social media campaign #DetectiveFood. The project aims at collecting good and bad examples…

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EFA Member, Federasma e Allergie Onlus Italia, attended a press conference on new initiatives for Asthma in the Gemelli Hospital, affiliated with the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in Rome. The…

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Living with allergies and airways diseases has become a daily burden for over 200 million people in Europe. The drastic increase of people living with allergy, asthma and COPD has overwhelmed the Euro…

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To mark World Allergy Week celebrated last 7-13 of April 2019, EFA together with its Members launched a social media campaign called #DetectiveFood.

First EFA project specifically focused on food alle…

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On April 11th, EFA participated in the European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EunetHTA) annual stakeholder forum in Amsterdam. The meeting brought together speakers and participants from v…

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