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The European Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Science and Industry workshop 9th December, of which EFA was one of the supporting organisations, examined the elements of a holistic strategy on chr…

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The 3rd meeting of the GA²P², the Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform, a project initiated by EFA, will be held on the 11th of June 2011 at the Intercontinental (Ceylan Istanbul) Hote…

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EFA LAUNCHES VIDEO CLIP TO MARK WORLD CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE DAY 2010

Brussels, 17 November 2010 - "It took me 3/4 hours to walk 259 yards (228m)' said Allan Stone, COPD patient. T…

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Disease Causes Avoidable Suffering and Elevates Healthcare Costs According to EFA’s New Book

Brussels, 6. November 2009– The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients As…

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Bulgarian EFA member ABBA has launched a leaflet in English presenting the organisation and its activities. These include events to mark World Asthma Day in Bulgaria 2010, and the founding of a Coalit…

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On the 6th to the 9th of October this year the thirteenth European Health Forum took place at Gastein, Austria. It is perhaps the biggest annual conference on EU public health policy. EFA welcomes the…

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On the 25th of September this year, EFA had the honour of attending the 50th anniversary of the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association, NAAF. Since EFA's foundation NAAF has been a cornerstone of it…

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1 September, Brussels: EFA had a high level meeting with the ERS and ELF on strengthening collaboration 18-22 September, Barcelona: EFA had a stand at the ERS Conference and distributed the EFA Book o…

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On the 8th and 9th of November, EFA attended the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) network meeting in Brussels entitled ‘Towards a tobacco-free Europe’.  Speakers and particip…

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The European Respiratory Society (ERS), the European Lung Foundation (ELF), the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), the Internationa…

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European and International Health Organisations unite to call for European action to combat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

BRUSSELS, 14 July 2010 - COPD affects 44 million people in…

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BRUSSELS, 1 July 2010 - The "Environment and Health and EU policy" session of the European Commission’s Open Health Forum meeting in Brussels 29th of June, co-organised by EFA and the Health and Envir…

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The Global Alliance against Respiratory Diseases Assembly, was held in Toronto, Canada on the 1st and 2nd of June. Otto Spranger from the Austrian Lung Association, EFA GARD representative, participat…

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From the 1st of July until the end of the year, Belgium is holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. EFA welcomes the fact that Belgium’s health priorities include the fight against…

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A draft call for action “Together for Health – Europe 2020 and beyond, what we can do together” was prepared before the Open Health Forum and was distributed to participants, who had the occasion to c…

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As announced in our June eZine the Workshop on integrating environment and health towards better health in the Open Health Forum, coordinated by EFA and HEAL was the occasion for the participants to d…

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The Open Health Forum on 29th and 30th of June reunited many stakeholders to discuss integration of health in all EU policies. EFA was in the Steering Group of the Forum, alongside with 5 other health …

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Just after the EU Open Health Forum on the 30th of June, EFA reunited many stakeholders at the European Parliament in Brussels to make the case for strong European action and cooperation to combat Chr…

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EFA launches the first European Call to Action on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at the European Parliament

Brussels, 30 June 2010 - EFA has united EU officials, patients and the medical c…

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Non-communicable diseases, including chronic respiratory diseases, kill nearly 35 million people each year, including 9 million before the age of 60. The United Nations General Assembly adopted a Reso…

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