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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

Physical activity is recognised to bring relevant benefit to COPD patients, from improved health-related quality of life to reduced risk of hospital admission and mortality. However, when exercising,…

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The Written Declaration 115/2016 on chronic respiratory diseases, an initiative of a group of Members of the European Parliament to gather support to prevention and care for chronic respiratory diseas…

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Chronic respiratory diseases need public policy solutions at European level to respond to increasing disease prevalence, unmet treatment needs, high cost of hospitalisations, work and school sick-leav…

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EFA’s 2016 Capacity Building project ended in January 2017 with a last session held in Kent, United Kingdom, together with our member Allergy UK. In 2016 we also visited other EFA members in Portugal,…

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The European Commission has launched a consultation on strengthening EU cooperation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA), a specialty to measure the added value of a new health technology in comparis…

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In November 2016, we met in Manchester with our partners of the Horizon 2020 project myAirCoach to track the status quo in all work-packages, the main results achieved in 2016 and to plan the third an…

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The Innovative Medicines Initiative launched in December its 10th call for proposals under IMI 2. We especially welcome one of the topics of this call: “Patient Perspectives in medicines lifecycle”. T…

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EFA Member the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation organized its scent sensitivity campaign for the third time last November attracting media attention and visibility to the problem of fragrances.

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On the occasion of World COPD Day EFA Spanish Member FENAER, organized the First Congress of Allergy and Respiratory Patients in Madrid. During the event, FENAER presented the outcome of their latest…

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EFA Members Anaphylaxis Campaign and Allergy UK have been advocating together with the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI), the  British Paediatric Allergy Immunity and…

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PulmoGPS in collaboration with Wrong Digital and Faculty of Medicine of University of Latvia have developed an inhaler reminder application for asthmatics uzelpo.lv and breatheit.eu. Our member the La…

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Two years after the first EFA Capacity Building meeting, the EFA team came back to Portugal to witness the progress achieved by our member RESPIRA and work with them to identify opportunities to impro…

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As Members of the European Network of Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), we travelled to Ljubljana in October to attend their capacity building session. EFA’s Daniela Morghenti participated at the…

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EFA is happy to partner in the Pulmonary Hypertension Europe’s call to action on organ donation and transplantation, launched at the European Parliament. While lung transplantation is a last resort in…

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EFA’s Susanna Palkonen spoke at the very first conference of the European Association of System’s Medicine about our experience in participating in high-end research projects developing our knowedge o…

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The Health and Environment alliance (HEAL) Annual General Assembly was held on the 20th of October to take stock of the year and plan for 2017. The AGA welcomed five more Members from Serbia, Sweden a…

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Ageing population is nowadays one of the main European challenges which will bring important budget pressures, especially on the healthcare system. Mobile devices have the potential to reshape healthc…

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On 18th October 2016 Citizens Action Brussels organised a round table discussion about the measurement of air quality in several Belgian cities.

During the event there were three project presented reg…

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The European Commission and EunetHTA organised a forum on Health Technology Assessment on the 21st of October 2016, in Brussels.  

During the Forum, it was clear that besides the definition and implem…

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Involving patients in research is essential to maximize the impact of research studies results. This is even truer if the research is aimed at developing mHealth applications like myAirCoach, where th…

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