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30% of the European population lives with allergies, asthma and COPD
Because breathing is taken for granted, we work for better recognition of chronic respiratory diseases

London, 23 May 2016 - Allergy and respiratory patients from all over Europe will visit on May 23rd the United Kindgom House of Commons, invited by Member of Parliament Stephen McPartland.

Allergy is e…

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We are looking for an EU Policy Adviser (m/f) to start in June/July 2016 for one year period to cover partial absence of EFA policy lead.

EFA is the European network of national patient organisations…

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Adolescent patients with asthma encounter difficulties in following their medication but the reasons are unclear; HEY YA! HEalth Literacy, Young Patients with Asthma and Adherence to treatment: EFA Re…

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With 150 million Europeans currently affected by allergy and estimations alerting that by 2025 half of the European population will suffer from them, we have helped the Interest Group on Allergy and A…

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Last April 20th we were invited to represent the patients’ perspective a European Health Parliament panel on prevention and self-care, together with MEP Cristian Busoi (Romania, EPP), former Iris…

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The European Commission Directorate General for Health (DG SANTE) organised on April the 21st, the conference “Towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases” where Commissioner for Heal…

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On the 5th-7th of April, we were invited to speak at a three-day international conference on tobacco control on research, prevention and treatment organised by our partner the European Network for Smo…

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AirPROM will end in June and partners are currently finalizing all activities and integrating the results.

The latest AirPROM findings were discussed during the final partner meeting held in Leicester…

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On the 5th of April, EFA Project Manager Giuseppe De Carlo attended in Bratislave the funders meeting of ERACoSysMed (the ERANET on System Medicine) as a representative of the Scientific Advisory Boar…

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The myAirCoach project is organizing on the 6th of September the Workshop on Mobile Healthcare for the Self-Management of Chronic Diseases and the Empowerment of Patients in Conjunction with MobileHCI…

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The U-BIOPRED project has published “A short guide to successful patient involvement in EU-funded research”. The booklet was produced by the project’s Patient Input Platform, a group of asthma patient…

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With 150 million Europeans currently affected by allergy and estimations alerting that by 2025 half of the European population will suffer from them, we have helped the Interest Group on Allergy and A…

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On the 15th of April, EFA Environmental Determinants Working Group hold a teleconference to discuss EFA future activities and priorities around the topic. In particular, the results of the survey to m…

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The Portuguese Chronic Respiratory Diseases patients’ organisation, RESPIRA, celebrated on April 21st the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Day, were they asked for the establishment of a National Pulmonary Re…

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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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