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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

Are you attending the European Respiratory Society Congress 2015? Let’s meet up! This year we will be presenting our latest research on COPD care in Europe, that shows we are far from having harmonise…

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We invite you to the EARIP Stakeholder Workshop that we will be holding in Brussels next Tuesday the 15th of September from 15,00 to 17,00. The event will be built on the European Asthma Research and…

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It is been one year the Comission and Parliament started their mandates and until the end of 2015 this time will be translated into new policy developments important for patients. We will follow close…

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended several measures to ensure that patients and carers use adrenaline auto-injectors successfully. Among the measures, EMA suggests introducting more e…

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From now on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will systematically publish summaries of the recommendations of its Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) on the medicinal uses of a herbal…

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Did you know that some time back the World Health Organisation decided to put spotlight on respiratory diseases, including asthma and COPD and established GARD - the Global Alliance against chronic Re…

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On the 2nd of July, EFA contributed to the European Patient Forum (EPF) conference on Cross-Border Healthcare an event that followed the discussions on the implementation of the “directive on the appl…

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As from 1 July 2015, all online pharmacies or online shop selling medicines in the EU must display a new logo to show they are operating legally. The was introduced through the Falsified Medicines Dir…

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According to the latest Eurostat report on European governments’ investemnt on health, social protection is the area where countries expend the most in all EU Member States. Although its importance va…

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Tobacco-related illness is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. Approximately 1 person dies from a tobacco-related disease every 6 seconds, equivalent to around 6 million…

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On the 20th July, the Ministers and representatives of Ministries of Australia, France, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the Head of…

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On the 29-30th of June, EU Policy and Membership Officer Jelena Malinina attended the Universal Health Conference in Riga, Latvia, which was held to conclude the Latvian Presidency of the European Uni…

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From the 19th to the 27th of August, EFA Senior Advisor and Young Gasteiner Roberta Savli took part in the Summer School in European Health Care and Social Systems in Transition organised by the Medic…

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This summer the EU funded project AirPROM has released a series of video interviews to explain how its virtual lung model to predict airways diseases work. The videos collect interviews with the proje…

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DG CONNECT and RRI-ICT Forum (Responsible Research and Innovation in Information and Communication Technology) organized the first RRI-ICT event on July 8-9, 2015 to discuss about how to enact a respo…

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The United4Health User Policy Advisory Board (UPAB) met on the 6th of July to discuss the health condition of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), one of the three core chronic…

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It is with deep sorrow that we inform you that our friend and colleague Pierre Casadevall has passed away last Thursday 27th August due to a respiratory disease.

Pierre was president of FFAAIR (Fédéra…

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During the last three years, EFA Belgian Member Prevention des Allergies has been facing serious financial difficulties that cannot be met any longer. The organisation is seeking support to continue i…

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Last June EFA Member the French Assocaition for Allergy Prevention (AFPRAL) launched a major awareness campaign to improve knowledge on how to perform lifesaving care in case of anaphylactic shock. Th…

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Approximately 2 million Swedes have some form of allergy and of these, around 800,000 recognise a burden so big that it affects their daily lives. According to EFA Member the Swedish Asthma and Allerg…

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