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This October, the World Health Organisation held the first global air pollution conference. With 7 million people dying from air pollution each year, including 600 000 children, putting COPD, asthma a…

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As announced in our October newsletter, our Capacity Building project is up and running with a new format to allow all our members to participate and benefit from it.

We started the webinar series at…

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Autumn is passing and winter coming, are you thinking about whether to get the vaccination against influenza, also known as the flu? And what about the pneumococcal vaccination against pneumonia? Thes…

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On the 12th November 2018 EFA Director of Policy and Communications Isabel Proaño participated in the EU Health Policy Platform (HPP) Annual Stakeholder Meeting. The HPP is a European Commission forum…

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On 18th October the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) organised an event on “H2020 funding for Tobacco Control: Scaling up for the p…

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On 23d October 2018, the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) organised an event entitled “Healthier solutions for access to medicines” that was meant to shed light on what needs to happen to develop…

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On 7th of November we attended the final conference in Brussels of the EU-funded research project Personalized PREvention of Chronic DIseases (PRECeDI). The project aims to promote knowledge transfer…

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Following an annual assessment, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European Union agency for the evaluation of medicinal products, confirmed the continued compliance of EFA with the criteria req…

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On 25th October 2018, we were invited as speaker in the “Digital Health for all” workshop, organised by the Regional Ministry of Health of Andalusia (Andalusia Reference Site) in collaboration with th…

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On 18th October 2018 took place an International Symposium on Food Allergens: regulation, management and detection. The symposium was set in Brussels and organised by the CER Groupe, a research centre…

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During a launch event on 9th October, the European Patients’ Forum launched a Manifesto calling on the political leaders of the EU, Members of the European Parliament and the future Commission, to ens…

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In October 17-18, EFA Director of Policy and Strategy Isabel Proaño participated in the Annual General Assembly of the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) to share best practices and move forward.…

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In November, EFA Spanish Member FENAER launched an ambitious plan to improve diagnosis and reduce COPD deaths in Spain. The organisation has been presenting the plan to several local health ministries…

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On September 20 the WHO Regional Committee for Europe adopted a decision in plenary to accredit 19 not for profit organisations, including EFA, into ‘regional non-state actors’. In other words, EFA is…

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The European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma held a policy meeting on October 9 to overcome the barriers to research in NCDs in Europe. Key opinion leaders in clinical research from th…

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Last September 14th the atopic eczema patient community belonging to EFA’s Members marked the first ever European Atopic Eczema Awareness Day to inform and bring attention to this allergic disease th…

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On October 3, the European Parliament plenary adopted in the first reading the file on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on health technology assessment (HTA)…

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On September 26, the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) organised a Roundtable in the European Parliament to discuss how to coordinate Health Technology Assessment between Member…

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On 21 September, the European Commission published an implementation report on the directive on cross-border healthcare (2011/24/EU). The concept of the cross-border healthcare directive has the poten…

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The newest European Health report by the World Health Organisation published on 12 September, shows that life we live longer in Europe. The European Health report is published every three years and is…

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