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The EFA team visited FENAER in Malaga, Spain on the 4th of November for the second meeting of EFA Capacity Building project. EFA representatives Antje Fink-Wagner, Giuseppe De Carlo and Joke De Vocht…

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The first capacity building training took place in Dublin on the 16th of October, where EFA’s representatives Antje Fink-Wagner, Giuseppe De Carlo and Joke De Vocht met with the staff of the Asthma So…

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Building on the success of the 2014 meetings, and to follow-up with participants from the 2014 Capacity Building project, EFA returned to Italy on the 5th of December 2015 to meet representatives of F…

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Our 2014 report “Harmonizing Prevention and Other Measures for COPD Patients across Europe” revealed varying levels of COPD care across Europe. Following on from this research, and with the help of EF…

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2015 was an exciting year for EFA. In a year filled with activity we want to take this opportunity to pick out some of our main highlights.


One particularly significant highlight was the development…

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We wrote in July that the WHO has put new focus on respiratory diseases through their ‘Global Alliance against Respiratory Diseases’ where EFA is happy to be a founding member. The report from GARD’s…

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On Wednesday 27th of January the European Patient's Academy on Therapeuric Innovation (EUPATI) launched it's new Educational Toolbox.

The online toolbox contains patient-friendly, ready-to-use ed…

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The presidency of the Council of the European Union rotates among the EU member states every 6 months.   As of 1st January 2016 the Netherlands holds the Presidency and will hold this post until…

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Mobile Health is an emerging and rapidly developing field: with around 100,000 mHealth apps currently available across multiple platforms on the global market. It has the potential to play a part in t…

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People with chronic and long term conditions face a variety of obstacles, including stigma and discrimination, at school or at work. These issues can potentially affect a large share of the population…

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Back in December 2015, the EU Environment Ministers had a discussion on the National Emissions Ceilings Directive. Unfortunately they have taken a considerably weaker position than that of the Europea…

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There is no safe level of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke, and comprehensive smoke-free laws are the only effective means of eliminating the risks associated with smoking. Smoke-free legislation…

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) European health report is now available to download. Printed copies can also be ordered in French, German and Russian. The report was released in English in Septemb…

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France is the latest country to introduce plain cigarette packaging from 2016. Cigarettes in France will be sold in plain packaging under a law that was finally passed in the French parliament in Dece…

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The 2015 Capacity Building project ended with a return to Italy, in Genoa. On 5th December EFA again met the representatives of FederASMA e ALLERGIE Onlus for a follow up session of the meeting held i…

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From Thursday the 8th until Friday the 9th of December 2015, EFA project officer Joke De Vocht had the pleasure to represent EFA and the myAirCoach project at the Drug Delivery to the Lungs (DDL) Conf…

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The MeDALL project ended in May with a public event organized by EFA at the European Parliament. During its 5 years of implementation MeDALL partners investigated the mechanisms of allergy from early…

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COPD is among the most common chronic diseases in people over 45 years and one of the leading causes of death. However, the disease is commonly goes unrecognized. To mark World COPD Day on 18th Novemb…

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Around 5% of the adult UK population has reported suffering hay fever and around 10% suffer asthma, which can be aggravated by pollen. With approximately 150 different species of grass in the UK ident…

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FENAER elected a new Board at their Extraordinary General Assembly held in November 2015 in Malaga.

The new Board of Directors includes the newly elected President, Raquel Nieto from PULMÓNMADRID and…

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