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Brussels, 24 June 2015, ahead of INTERNATIONAL RAGWEED DAY – Climate change is a result of industrialised human acti…

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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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American scientists have carried out a study showing that symptoms such as breathlessness, wheezing and coughing are seen in both asthma and allergy to peanut conditions. They analysed the records of…

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Early this year, EU-funded Project Atopica presented its final results: were published! The main aim of the project was to further understand how global and regional climate, land use and air quality…

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We are in the middle of the final exam period at school and students all over the world are doing their best to perform great. However, kids that have missed some lessons due to health issues might fi…

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On 20-21 May, EFA participated at the European Patients' Forum (EPF) Conference on Patient Empowerment. The conference served to gather all partners involved in healthcare and the involvement of patie…

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On the 29th of May, the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice organised a multi-stakeholder workshop on “Communicating Clinical Trial Results to Meet Public Needs – A Meaningful Future for Lay Sum…

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On the 5th of May, Senior EU Policy Advisor Roberta Savli participated in the first meeting of the European Parliament Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care, co-chaired by MEPs Marian…

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From 28-29 May, myAirCoach project partners gathered in the Netherlands to share findings and updates among partners and to make clear decisions on how to move forward during the course of 2015 a…

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On 11-12 May the MeDALL consortium met for the last project annual event. Running since 2010, MeDALL has completed its lifecycle and this meeting provided the final opportunity to share all achievemen…

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With EU-funded MeDALL project lifespan coming to an end, EFA organized a public event at the European Parliament in Brussels to inform decision makers and relevant stakeholders in the field of allergy…

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Two days to reflect on tobacco consequences to our children’s health

On the 26th of May, our partner organisation European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) organised a special event a…

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On the World’s No Tobacco Day, EFA Member RESPIRA, together with the Portuguese Pneumology Society, organised a visit to the sanctuary Bom Jesus de Braga where participants needed to climb the stairca…

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On May 4, the SEPAR (Spanish Thoracic Scientific Society) and FENAER (Spanish Federation of Respiratory Diseases Associations) presented to the scientific societies and the press the GEMA Guide 4.0 (S…

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EFA Member ABBA (Association of Bulgarians with Bronchial Asthma, Allergy and COPD) has campaigned at national level during the month of May to raise awareness on respiratory diseases in Bulgaria.

It…

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EFA Member FFAAIR (Fédération Française des Associations et Amicales de malades, Insuffisants ou handicapés Respiratoires) organised together with SOS Oxygen a therapeutic education training course fo…

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This year EFA Member Allergy UK Annual Conference took place on Saturday the 9th of May at St Thomas’ Hospital, London where it was announced that Carla Jones is the new Chief Executive Officer.

The m…

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On the 21st of May, the representatives of three EFA Belgian members, Asthma en Allergie Koepel, FARES - Fond d’Affections Respiratoires and Prévention des Allergies, gathered for a Coalition meeting…

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The first European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing took place in Brussels on 9-10th of March 2015. Over 1,400 leaders from government, civil society, investment and finance, industr…

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The provision of cross-border health services and their coverage by national healthcare systems is a highly complex process, still surrounded by legal uncertainties. In 2011, a Directive proposed by t…

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