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EFA and GARD launched a joint press release in connection our meetings in Rome highlighting that both are working with and for people with respiratory diseases for a world where everyone breaths freel…

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Unbiased BIOmarkers in PREDiction of respiratory disease outcomes (U-BIOPRED) U-BIOPRED is a research project created under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Innovative Medicines Initiative (IM…

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BRUSSELS, 19 November 2008, World COPD Day (WCD) - EFA and Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) launched today a website www.knowyourairforhealth.eu tailored to the needs of people with COPD and oth…

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Two thirds of people with asthma do not lead a full life because of their condition, new survey reports

BRUSSELS, 6 May 2008, World Asthma Day (WAD) - Two in three people with asthma still feel that t…

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STRASBOURG, 14 November 2007, World COPD Day, European Parliament EFA-ERS-ELF Press Conference - MEP Catherine Stihler launched a written declaration on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to…

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The first public campaign of the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network of Excellence in which EFA is a partner was launched 20 April in London in connection of the third GA²LEN Annual Confer…

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During the GA²LEN Conference, EFA organised a workshop for members to inform in detail about the Does Rhinitis Lead to Asthma Campaign and support available launching it on national level. The second …

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EFA very much welcomed the European Commission Green Paper Towards Smoke free Europe policy options at European level , as a significant step in our joint effort for a Europe where everyone has a righ…

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We are delighted to let you know that Mariann Skar has started to work with us on EU policy on project basis in our Office in Brussels. Mariann is an independent and has worked at the European Commiss…

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At the EFA AGM 30 May in connection of the Conference, president and two board members were elected. Svein Erik Myrseth from the Norwegian Heart and Lung Association was re-elected for his third perio…

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Our annual conference, this year with the theme ‘Equality in Health for People with Allergy, Asthma and COPD in Europe – Through prevention and self management to better quality of life’ was held 30 M…

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The results of THADE (Towards Healthy Air in Dwellings in Europe) project results have now been published in Allergy - a peer reviewed journal.

The project results underline the serious environment an…

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Largest survey ever on severe asthma highlights true impact and need for improved care across Europe

Brussels, March 5, 2007 – A ground­breaking survey revealing the potentially ca…

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In EFA’s November ezine we wrote to you about the debate going on at EU level on how to regulate the untested chemicals, the EU Chemicals review (REACH). Although we know that some of the chemicals co…

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Joint EFA-ERS-ELF Press Release: COPD Declaration launched at the European Parliament

Brussels, 15 November 2006 - European COPD patients and pneumologists mark World&nbs…

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BRUSSELS, 23 October 2006 - European Health and Environment Ministers have one of their biggest opportunities ever to affect the future health and well being of European citizens. They will be meeting …

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Both EFA and ERS supported the third Lithuanian National Asthma Congress, that was organised on 8 October 2005 in Vilnius by the Lithuanian Pulmonology Society in collaboration with the Lithuanian Cou…

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Tackling health inequalities is a key health theme for the UK Presidency of the European Union, on 17-18 October, as well as key health determinants including nutrition, smoking and alcohol. Patient s…

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Patient Mobility in the European Union - Learning From Experience is the name of a new book launched on 29 May 2006 in the European Parliament by the Europe 4 Patients project and the European Observa…

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On 25 May, a new scale to measure country activity' was released and published in the scientific journal Tobacco control (BMJ publication). The scale, which looks at the implementation of tobacco cont…

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