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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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Whilst the air we breathe has immediate effects on our health, the quality and control of the air depend on many factors, sometimes unknown to patients because too technical. We thank in advance the E…

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Since before the summer, EFA together with other health non-for-profit stakeholders at European level, has been calling on the EU to do more on health as a response to the debate around the future of…

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EFA continue to raise awareness on indoor air pollution and the need to improve Indoor Air quality (IAQ). This time, EFA's Roberta Savli explained ‘The importance of good IAQ and ventilation’ at the B…

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 The European Commission is committed to guarantee better health for all, and therefore every two years the DG Research and Innovation provide funding opportunities for responding to Health, Demo…

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Winter time may be hard for asthma patients. Cold air can irritate airways, triggering asthma symptoms and sometimes asthma attacks.

To give hints for patients to avoid cold, EFA member Asthma UK has…

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On the 5th December, the Irish National Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, announced a full Smoky Coal Ban for Ireland.

Bituminous, or smoky, coal creates dan…

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EFA Member the Spanish FENAER has launched a website to support patients with pulmonary rehabilitation online and for free. The website can be opened in all devices and offers several videos, 3 minute…

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Since October, Asmamadrid, part of EFA member FENAER, organizes singing workshops with the objective of improving pulmonary capacity and better oxygenation control. The activity has been very well per…

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As representative of patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), we marked the World COPD Day on the November 15th with several publications, including a political video within…

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In November we welcomed our Member representatives to a thematic Meet&Greet the EU training that this year focused on patients’ involvement on Health Technology Assessment. The meeting gathered 10…

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EFA participated in the global GARD (Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases) meeting 2017 that took place in Brussels, Belgium the 9-11 November, represented by EFA Secretary of the Boar…

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