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Patients from all disease areas are today involved and organized from local to European level and we come together in the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) and national platforms for patient organisation…

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Editorial: EFA President, Mikaela Odemyr. Published on Euractiv.

Given that we spend 90% of our time indoors, the quality of our homes, schools and workplaces is a critical public health issue. Growin…

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Whilst the air we breathe has immediate effects on our health, the quality and control of the air depend on many factors, sometimes unknown to patients because too technical. We thank in advance the E…

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Since before the summer, EFA together with other health non-for-profit stakeholders at European level, has been calling on the EU to do more on health as a response to the debate around the future of…

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EFA continue to raise awareness on indoor air pollution and the need to improve Indoor Air quality (IAQ). This time, EFA's Roberta Savli explained ‘The importance of good IAQ and ventilation’ at the B…

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 The European Commission is committed to guarantee better health for all, and therefore every two years the DG Research and Innovation provide funding opportunities for responding to Health, Demo…

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Winter time may be hard for asthma patients. Cold air can irritate airways, triggering asthma symptoms and sometimes asthma attacks.

To give hints for patients to avoid cold, EFA member Asthma UK has…

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On the 5th December, the Irish National Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, announced a full Smoky Coal Ban for Ireland.

Bituminous, or smoky, coal creates dan…

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EFA Member the Spanish FENAER has launched a website to support patients with pulmonary rehabilitation online and for free. The website can be opened in all devices and offers several videos, 3 minute…

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Since October, Asmamadrid, part of EFA member FENAER, organizes singing workshops with the objective of improving pulmonary capacity and better oxygenation control. The activity has been very well per…

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As representative of patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), we marked the World COPD Day on the November 15th with several publications, including a political video within…

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In November we welcomed our Member representatives to a thematic Meet&Greet the EU training that this year focused on patients’ involvement on Health Technology Assessment. The meeting gathered 10…

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EFA participated in the global GARD (Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases) meeting 2017 that took place in Brussels, Belgium the 9-11 November, represented by EFA Secretary of the Boar…

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EFA represented patients at the European Rhinology Research Forum 2017 on 9-10 November 2017, organized by the European Forum for Research and Education in Allergy and Airway diseases (EUFOREA) and&nb…

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EFA Director of Strategy and Policy Roberta Savli participated on the 14th November at the “Delivering healthy & energy efficient building with Energy performance on Buildings Directive (EPBD)” su…

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According to a new health impact modelling, in 2015 the EU’s coal fleet alone was responsible for an estimated 19,500 premature death, 10,000 cases of chronic bronchitis in adults and 458,000 asthma a…

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will move from London to Amsterdam (The Netherlands) by March 2019. The EMA is the EU agency in charge of medicines evaluation and safety monitoring.  The relo…

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Our member Deutscher Allergie- und Asthmabund e.V. (DAAB) represented EFA at the 14th November roundtable with NGOs organized by the European Food Security Agency (EFSA) to exchange best practices and…

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EFA met with French member FFAAIR (French Federation of people with respiratory diseases) on the 15th November in Paris. The objective of this reencounter was to follow-up with the Capacity Building s…

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On the 17th November EFA’s Isabel Proaño attended online the respiratory update organised by the European Respiratory Society in Stockholm, Sweden. The programme was of extreme interest for EFA’s work…

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