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BRUSSELS, 14 June 2010 - EFA together with the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) highlight the importance of the plenary vote at the European Parliament on the food label…

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BRUSSELS, 10 June- The European Respiratory Society (ERS) together with the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) slam the non-action of the Council of Minst…

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EFA participated to the Seminar on Health Technology Assessment organised by the European Patients Forum (EPF) on May 19th. It involved more than 80 patient organisations.  As HTA is becoming a p…

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As explained in our last issue, the officially recognised European Patient’s Right Day would be a day dedicated to raising the awareness among patients on their rights, and to promote these rights. Se…

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Ahead of World no Tobacco Day 31st of May, a new Eurobarometer survey on tobacco was released. The survey shows that 3 on 4 European citizens support pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs and s…

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The European Parliament (EP) debated on the proposal for a regulation on food information to consumers on the 15th of June, and adopted amendments on the 16th of June. The text adopted is available at…

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On World Asthma Day in May the Association organised in 7 cities (Sofia, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Varna, Pleven, Berkoziva) in Bulgaria 2000 spirometry tests, as well as games, with the support of Confe…

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A day before our event on COPD, EFA and Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) coordinated a workshop on “Integrating environment and health policy towards better health”. The event was co-chaired by…

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Will Europe Suffocate or Breathe?

On the 30th of June, EFA held a successful event hosted by MEP Catherine Stihler, at the European Parliament in Brussels, to mark the launch of a first European Call…

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Vilnius in Lithuania was the city that hosted the 14th EFA Conference. The first day was dedicated to the AGM and the second day was a half a day conference. During the AGM many important issues were …

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In preparation to this plenary, EFA issued a Position Paper on food labelling related to this proposal. EFA food allergy working group of members held its second meeting, and prepared a summary docume…

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All severe asthma is not the same! The speedy development of new therapies for severe asthma to be increased by proving that no one is ‘average’.

BRUSSELS, 4 May 2010 -  One person ev…

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Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association will coordinate their local asthma and allergy associations’ action to point out the problem with asthma- and allergy-like airway symptoms triggered by fragrance…

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The Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF) issued a press release demanding cross-professional centres for diagnosis and treatment of allergy to focus on the relationship between allergy and…

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May the 4th is World Asthma Day (WAD), an international annual event to raise awareness on asthma and encourage better care for this people with asthma.

Severe Asthma is particularly serious concern:…

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EFA held its Board Meeting followed by a Funding Partners Meeting on the 12th of April in Brussels. EFA Board Member Breda Flood participated as a patient representative meeting at the European Medici…

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In order to obtain the revision of the “essential levels of care” of the Italian Ministry of Health and including COPD among the list of chronic disabling diseases, the BPCO organises join…

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After 20 years of publication, the quarterly magazine of the Prevention des Allergies absl and Association Francaise pour la prevention des allergies“Oasis Allergies" has been renewed. It includes new …

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Our event on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease will take place at the European Parliament on the 30th of June, just after the EU Open Health Forum. The EFA Book on COPD in Europe will be presented…

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The EU Health Forum is a consultation and information mechanism, which aims at making sure that the European Union Health Policy corresponds to the concern of the public. It is composed of two complem…

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