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    Because breathing is taken for granted, we work for better recognition of chronic respiratory diseases

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On the 29th of March EFA was invited to bring the patient perspective to the EU summit on Prevention and Self-Management of Airway Diseases. The event was organised by EUFOREA at the European Parliame…

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On the 31st of March, EFA presented the requirements of asthma and COPD patients at risk of physical failure in a Nightingale project event. The Nightingale project  has the objective to meet the…

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On March 2nd EFA policy adviser Daniela Morghenti participated at the event “Towards an EU-wide traceability of tobacco products: ensuring an independent and efficient system to fight illicit trade an…

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In March, EFA launched a call for interest to join a new EFA expert working group on HTA, with the aim to actively contribute to the European Commission works and next policy developments on health te…

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The myAirCoach project has concluded its second year of implementation and the consortium met the European Commission to present all achievements so far and the plans for 2017.

For this technical revi…

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How can we raise public awareness on air quality while at the same time engaging citizens in air quality monitoring and observations? The hackAIR project is developing a platform that will enable this…

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"Bilou and the allergies" is the adorable teddy bear and hero of a free pedagogical kit whose objective is to talk to children about first aid and prevention without anxiety, and to address their teac…

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French and German speaking Swiss pupils, can now explore the air they breathe though an online platform put developed by Swiss federal office of environment. EFA Member the Swiss LungenUnion has colla…

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Knowing what to expect from your GP or other healthcare professional following an allergic reaction, or suspicion of an allergy, will help to identify what is causing the allergy, treat the symptoms a…

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Our Director Susanna Palkonen is the patient representative of the EU Research Programme H2020 Panel for Health , charged to prepare a vision and address hurdles for EU funded health research. In…

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Are you or someone you know going on a trip and need to have medical oxygen therapy on-board a plane? We are delighted to launch a new EFA website to guide people with COPD and any other respiratory p…

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We are delighted about the European Commission confirmation that EFA is a suitable stakeholder to become member of the Health Technology Assessment pool network.  The HTA Stakeholder Pool will be…

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EFA has replied, in partnership with ENSP, to the European Commission public consultation on excise duties applied to manufactured tobacco. From our patients’ perspective, tobacco harms our health. Gi…

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In February we were invited to a close round table organised by the World Health Organisation European division in Bonn on the “Software AirQ+ for the assessment of the health risks of air pollution:…

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The European Patients Forum has launched a public campaign on access to healthcare. The campaign was launched in a public event at the European Parliament on February 27th  “How to Achieve Univer…

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In February, we responded to the European Commission public consultation on the mid-term evaluation of the third public health programme 2014-2020. The programme supports actions across the EU from pu…

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During 2017 we will promote physical exercise to improve the quality of life of patients living with COPD. The first videos have already been realised by our friends and patient advocates Günther Hirs…

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myAirCoach consortium will meet in Brussels for the second year technical review with the European Commission that will be held on the 7th of March.

The meeting represents an opportunity to assess the…

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Anaphylaxis Campaign youth ambassadors scheme was launched in 2016. They are a team of young people that produce social media and website communications for other young allergic people. They have…

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Our Susanna Palkonen went to Estonia in February to meet the Estonian allergy and respiratory groups to introduce the value of joining our network and hear about the challenges and initiatives to addr…

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