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Food allergy is becoming increasingly common in infants and young children. Managing this disease can be a great challenge due to the patients’ young age. Researchers have been looking at how to devel…

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Food allergy is becoming increasingly common in infants and young children. Managing this disease can be a great challenge due to the patients’ young age. Researchers have been looking at how to devel…

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Approximately 30 million people suffer from asthma in Europe, and 5-10% of them have severe asthma. Severe asthma is a type of asthma where, despite people taking their regular preventer medication on…

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I hope you, all our members, supporters, readers and allergy, asthma and COPD patients have had a good, inspiring start of the year. At EFA, we recap on our actions from the previous year to assess i…

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One EFA’s objectives is to help in empowering members with specific needs on their work for patients. We do this through capacity building workshops, where we discuss and share examples to develop a s…

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For some decades already, some allergy patients can start a treatment option called allergen immunotherapy (AIT). Immunotherapy involves exposing patients to larger and larger amounts of allergen in a…

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From the 1st of January 2018 Bulgaria is holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). The Presidency rotates between different EU member states and gives Bulgaria the opportunity…

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EFA signed the Call to Action to enhance labor opportunities for people with chronic diseases. EFA not only endorsed the Call to action but also contributed to draft it together with a Framework paper…

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EFA's Roberta Savli participated on the 25th of January in the Stakeholder Forum meeting of the BBMRI-ERIC. The meeting served to identify the priorities of action and to organize and agree on the wor…

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On the 31st of January, the European Commission published a new proposal for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) cooperation in the European Union (EU)  beyond 2020. EFA welcomes this announcement…

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Pollution is the largest health inequality in Europe and is one of EFA’s main concerns, as airways diseases patients are particularly affected by dirty air. According to the World Health Organisa…

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We wish to report on the second TC of the Digital Health Topic Group that was held by the European Medicines Agency organised in January. As Members of the group, EFA will be contributing to the task…

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In January 2015 the myAirCoach consortium met for the first time in Thessaloniki. Three years later we came back to Greece with lots of excitement for finally seeing the myAirCoach mobile asthma monit…

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 EFA French member FFAAIR together with other patients and healthcare professionals’ organisations and with the support of a group of parliamentarians presented “Make COPD a public health emerge…

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EFA member AFPRAL (in French, l’Association Française pour la Prévention des Allergies) launched in January a campaign defending the reimbursement for allergy desensitisation treatments.

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Smoking causes a great deal of respiratory diseases. It is source of nuisance and exacerbation for people with asthma, allergy; and is the main cause for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).…

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FENAER member Alfa-1 Spain organises, in the last week of August 2018, the “Alfas en Camino 2018”, the inspiring exercising trail towards Santiago de Compostela, adapted for respiratory patients. &nbs…

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Finnish EFA member Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation updated their poster for the Finnish presidential and other upcoming elections. In Finland, the polling stations are usually situated in school p…

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Patients from all disease areas are today involved and organized from local to European level and we come together in the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) and national platforms for patient organisation…

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Editorial: EFA President, Mikaela Odemyr. Published on Euractiv.

Given that we spend 90% of our time indoors, the quality of our homes, schools and workplaces is a critical public health issue. Growin…

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