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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

On the 1st of July, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma met to discuss how air quality affects EU citizens’ health and how allergy and asthma – which are among the top chronic…

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If healthcare professionals, patients, industry leaders and policy makers join forces to reduce the burden of allergy, allergy prevention can be achieved in the future. That is the vision we presented…

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On the 2nd and 3rd June EFA representative Breda Flood participated at the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Presidency Conference 'Smaller Members And Regions Together…

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EFA Member FFAAIR (Fédération Française des Associations et Amicales de malades, Insuffisants ou handicapés Respiratoires) met on 5-7 June in Grenoble to celebrate its 27th Annual General Meeting. Mor…

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EFA EU Policy and Membership Office Jelena Malinina attended the final conference of the EU funded project PALANTE presented eHealth solutions devoted to enhancing the role of patients in the manageme…

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On the 17th of June, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) organised a workshop on the allergenicity assessment of genetically modified plants, gathering over 80 international experts. Following t…

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On 10th of June 2015 the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) organised a public hearing on digital health with EU representatives, academics, researchers, business and patients' representati…

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The European Health Parliament (EHP) – a pan-European platform of 80 young healthcare experts, has issued recommendations on the European healthcare, covering aspects relevant to patients such as pati…

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The Council of the European Union has come to a common position in June on two draft Regulations intended to replace the current Medical Devices Directive: the Active Implantable Medical Devices Direc…

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The European Union is currently reviewing the regulatory framework for medical devices to establish new clinical evidence and standards and to align the rules with the new Clinical Trials Regulation f…

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On the 3rd of June, Senior EU Policy Advisor and Young Gasteiner Roberta Savli met with the Cabinet of the Commissioner for Public Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis to discuss the health pri…

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EU regulators are referring Belgium and Bulgaria to the Court of Justice over the quality of their air, which poses a major risk to health. The European Union has also issued a final warning to Sweden…

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Climate change is impacting our lives more than we think. The most obvious health impact of a warming climate is, of course, more dangers from extreme heat, to which people with respiratory disease ar…

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On the occasion of the Day of Action on Data for Health and Science on 16 June 2015 in Brussels, BBMRI-ERIC -Biobanks and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure- hosted a seminar entitled ‘Dat…

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On the 24th of June, researchers, healthcare professionals, industry and patient advocates gathered in Leuven for the U-BIOPRED results symposium. U-BIOPRED is an IMI funded project aimed at increasin…

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IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) is Europe's largest public-private initiative seeking to speed up the development of better and safer medicines for patients.

This year’s IMI forum counted on man…

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On the 8-9th of July, EFA will represent myAirCoach consortium at the Responsible Research Innovation-ICT 2015 workshop. The workshop is a European Commission DG Connect initiative together with the R…

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EFA Member ABBA (Association of Bulgarians with Bronchial Asthma, Allergy and COPD) was invited to participate on a live show on national TV Channel 7. ABBA’s president Diana Hadzhiangelova talked abo…

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More Europeans will be allergic to pollen if no measure is taken to reduce exposure

Brussels, 24 June 2015, ahead of INTERNATIONAL RAGWEED DAY – Climate change is a result of in…

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Last year’s National Review of Asthma Deaths highlighted prescribing errors in nearly half of asthma deaths in primary care (47%) in the United Kingdom. Now new analysis from EFA Member Asthma UK, bas…

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