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Since the beginning of the year we have introduced you to COPD patients who help themselves through regular exercise in their own terms. People like us who one day get the heavy diagnosis of a tough,…

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EFA will participate this September in two leading respiratory and dermatology conferences, where we will expose our projects and bring our patients perspective to those fields.  From the 9 to 13…

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For patients requiring oxygen on board planes, an ordinary flight can turn into a nightmare. The current EU regulation allows air travel with medical oxygen equipment but the oxygen itself is currentl…

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You are still on time to join the 4,200 signatories of the Call to Action on Allergy and Asthma

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EFA’s Susanna Palkonen represented the patient view for us and the European Patients' Forum in a panel discussion “The access to medicines – Challenges and perspectives for Europe” hosted by the Bavar…

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A new report from the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), of which EFA is a member, shows that  every  year, air pollution from mostly fossil fuel combustion cuts short the lives of an e…

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EFA, the Progressive Reinforcement of Organizations and Individuals (PROI) and other public health and tobacco control organisations across Europe, we have sent a letter to the World Bank to express o…

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The Estonian presidency of the council of the European Union has started on the 1st July. The small Baltic state has chosen to bring to the its first-ever presidency of the EU some hints of its succes…

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EFA has signed the EU4Health campaign together with 196 organisations that ask the president of the European Comission, Jean-CLaude Juncker, to include Health as a priority on the future Scenario of t…

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EFA has responded to the European Comission procedure to assess the added value of the aimbient air quality directive. This novel process, called REFIT, allows to check the relevance of a given p…

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Europe is in an ideal position to take the leading role health and wellbeing’ according to the new editorial of Progress and Preventive Medicine “Viva Europa, a land of excellence in research and inno…

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Tobacco remains the most significant cause of premature death in the EU, responsible for almost 700,000 deaths every year.

The European Union and its Member States have adopted different tobacco contr…

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On June 30th, EFA Ambassador to the South and Board Secretary Carlos Nunes participated in the annual open days of CIBERES, the Spanish Biomedical Research Network Center on Respiratory Diseases. Cibe…

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Youth and children with food allergies face significant challenges in their development to live a full life. One of these challenges is travelling abroad, tossing aside the "home's security" and manag…

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EFA representative Roberta Savli assisted to Alpbach Health Symposium “Leadership for patients’ involvement, Leadership for health – supporting transformational change for population health management…

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The ageing of the population, cuts in health budgets, and rising levels of health inequalities where some of the focal points addressed in the debate “Future Scenarios for the EU. What role for the He…

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European Member States have adopted a Declaration of the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health that sets priorities and actions for implementation after 2017. EFA brought the patients…

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Patients need to be informed about the air we breathe indoors and this need might be included in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, currently under revision. Several forward thinkin…

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EFA co-chaired with the European Commission a session in the 2nd Annual forum of the Horizon 2020 Scientific Panel for Health, organized by the European Commission DG Research together with the Scient…

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EFA President Mikaela Odemyr spoke at the EAACI EU Policy Stakeholder lunch celebrated on the 19 June during the EAACI Congress that took place in Helsinki 17-21 June. Next to Member of the European P…

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