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Young patients with asthma need more investment in technology and health literacy

Brussels, 28 April, 2016 – BEFORE WORLD ASTHMA DAY. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. Today, 30…

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How are the value and effectiveness of health systems measured? How should we measure it?

Patients think that any measure should be patient centred, measuring things that help patients to stay active,…

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From 20-22 March, we participated in the World Allergen Food, a fair of products suitable for people with food allergy, intolerance and coeliac disease, coupled with a scientific conference.  EFA…

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The European Commission has published the 2016 work programme for implementing the 3rd public Health Programme and for financing the EU contribution to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.…

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Given that the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the EU has identified improving occupational health and safety as one of their working priorities, we met with the leading team of the Presidency to d…

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA), patients & healthcare professionals have been actively interacting since the creation of the Agency in 1995 to increase transparency and improve regulatory pro…

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On the 1-2nd of March, EFA participated in the annual conference of the European Forum for Good Clinical Practice (EFGCP), “Faster and Safer Paths to New Treatments with Medicines and Medical Devices”…

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a new international report on young people’s health, which is the latest addition to the health behavior in school-aged children (HBSC) study ongoing for…

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Nearly 1 in 4 of total global deaths are attributable to an unhealthy environment, according to new estimates from the World Health Organisation. Environmental risk factors, such as air, water and soi…

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On the 21st of March, EFA attended a meeting organised by the Patient Access Partnership (PACT) to ensure access to care is high on the European agenda.

PACT is a patient-led network to reduce inequit…

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Five years have already passed since we started working on the “Airway Disease Predicting Outcomes through Patient Specific Computational Modelling” (AirPROM) project. We are happy to announce the res…

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The European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CNECT) has created a mhealth working group to develop guidelines for assessing the validity and reli…

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On the 3rd of March, EFA EU Policy and Membership Officer participated in the SILNE-R Focus Group organised by the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) to discuss tobacco policie…

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On the occasion of the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) Annual General Meeting, EPF members elected new Board members such as a new President (Marco Greco, from the European Federation of Crohn’s and Ul…

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EFA Food Allergy Working Group discussed last 14th March EFA future activities and priorities in the field of food allergy. Our group of food allergy expert identified four main priority topics for EF…

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To mark the 10th anniversary of the French Allergy Day, EFA Member Asthma & Allergies published 10 proposals to improve allergy management in France. Among them, some very concrete and realistic,…

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The European Commission is due to develop by May 2016 a priority list of at least 15 additives contained in cigarettes and roll your own tobacco that will be prohibited. The list is part of the Tobacc…

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For the third consecutive year, EFA has launched its Capacity Building Project aimed to leverage members capacity to be involved in our projects and run their own projects and organization in an effec…

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It was with great sadness that we inform you about the passing of Luísa Soares Branco, the President of EFA Portuguese member RESPIRA.

As a patient and patient leader, Luísa was thoroughly committed a…

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Since February several representatives from myAirCoach Advisory Patient Forum will be more intensively involved in the different myAirCoach Workpackages that deal with the conception of an asthma mana…

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