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In March 2010 EFA became full member of the Patients and Consumers Working Party (PCWP) at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The EMA is a decentralised body of the European Union responsible for th…

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EFA involved in U-BIOPRED project on understanding severe asthma better

EFA is a partner in an EU research project on severe asthma the U-BIOPRED (Unbiased Biomarkers for the Prediction of Respiratory…

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The Asthma Society of Ireland’s Demonstration Project was highlighted last month in the 2010 National Service Plan as part of a programmatic approach to tackling asthma as a chronic disease in b…

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Are organizations representing people with allergy, asthma and COPD involved in reimbursement and health technology assessment processes? How are decisions made? Thee 14th EFA Conference 28-29 May in …

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EFA collaborated in the EPF’s Value Plus Project, which consisted in exchanging information, experiences and best practices on the involvement of patients and patient organisations in EU supported hea…

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The European Council adopted on the 30th of November a recommendation on smoke free environments. It recommends that EU Member States comply before the end of 2012 with article 8 of the the WHO framew…

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In its proposal for regulation on "provision of food information to consumers", the European Commission proposes that all food containing allergenic substances must be labeled, whereas in the current…

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The Spanish Presidency has the following priorities in health: the reduction of inequalities in health, continuing care and clinical excellence, particularly in non-communicable diseases, e-Health (th…

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The Lisbon Treaty offers new opportunities for action by the European Union in the field of health. It preserves the competence of Member States on public health policy, but when common safety concern…

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The Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation and its’ member associations organize yearly Allergy Week in April 12th-18th. As before, we meet people in shopping centres and all around the country.…

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EFA Board Member Lina Buzermaniene spoke about learning to live with chronic respiratory diseases during this event that was hosted by MEP Jorgo Chatzimarkakis. The objective of the meeting was to hig…

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44 million people in Europe have COPD and that number continues to increase, therefore incentive to raise awareness and fight this disease at European level are needed. EFA event will be hosted by MEP …

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In December a group of EFA members congregated in Brussels for EFA’s annual intensive two days to meet and greet the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission services responsible for health …

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EFA is a partner of the 2010: The Year of the Lung, an international campaign launched by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies and the European Respiratory Society. This initiative aims at …

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The Asthma Society of Ireland is alerting people with asthma, especially children, to take special care to avoid asthma triggers this Christmas and winter period. Hidden asthma triggers at Christmas a…

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On the 29th of November, the Asthma Society of Ireland awarded Nurse Mary Hughes from County Cork in Ireland the esteemed annual Órán Ó Muiré Bursary Award. The focus of the 2010 awards was to support…

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FPA (Prévention des Allergies Belgium) once again organised a symposium on food allergy for food caterers and catering students in a school in Brussels this October. The well-known chef Yves Mattagne…

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EFA Highlights the Urgent Need For Change and A Comprehensive European Strategy to Fight Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Brussels, 18 November 2009 – The European Federation of Allergy and Airwa…

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This year’s conference was different from previous years, presenting modern projects with EFA involvement with the aim of defining a successful patient organisation for the future. Success was defined …

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ROME, 11 June 2009 - The World Health Organisation (WHO) and European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases (EFA) today announced that they are bringing together over 150 international delegates …

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