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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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6 May 2006 the European Commission published a monitoring report stating that Bulgaria and Romania could become members of the EU, as planned, on 1 January 2007, provided that the two countries meet s…

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On 10 May 2006, a newly designed EU Public Health Portal was launched at the EU e-health 2006 conference in Malaga, Spain. The website, which is now available in English, but soon also in all 26 EU la…

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1. Adopt and implement laws to fully protect their citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke in enclosed public places, workplaces and public transport as cited in Article 8 of the WHO Framework Convent…

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The EU Health Commissioner Vassiliou presented 30 June 2009 in a press conference at the European Commission in Brussels a proposal for a European Council Recommendation on moving forward with the sec…

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The First World Conference of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Patients held 14 June 2010 in Rome by the International COPD Coalition and EFA discussed and endorsed the COPD Patients’ Bill…

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Our next conference and AGM will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania 28-29 May 2010 and hosted by our member the Lithuanian Council of Asthma Clubs. You are all invited, and we will follow up and keep you i…

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EFA Annual General Meeting 12 June welcomed Patientenliga Atemwegserkrankungen e.V. from Germany as our new member. Their main aim is to inform and train patients with COPD and Asthma. EFA membership…

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We are delighted to introduce the new EFA Board, elected by our AGM 12 June; President, Marianella Salapatas, Greece, Vice President, Ondrej Rybnicek, Czech Republic and board members Lina Buzermanien…

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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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