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    Because breathing is taken for granted, we work for better recognition of chronic respiratory diseases

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EFA Bulgarian Member ABBA has launched an annual national campaign to inform about respiratory diseases and advance care options for patients. The campaign is called “Breathe Freely” and counts on the…

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The dry and itchy skin in people with eczema makes it common sense to use a moisturiser. However, it wasn’t known if moisturisers really are beneficial and whether one moisturiser might be preferable…

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EFA Spanish Member FENAER brought the perspective of respiratory patients to the SEPAR Pacientes meeting. Mª Emilia Carretero, FENAER Board Member highlighted that patient participation should be embe…

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EFA Member the Portuguese COPD patients association RESPIRA has celebrated its 10th anniversary in Lisbon on the 23rd February. During the meeting they presented RESPIRA’s growth and activities during…

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Physical activity is recognised to bring relevant benefit to COPD patients. However, breathlessness during physical activity limit patients’ efforts to avoid other symptoms . Consequently, decreasing…

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The Written Declaration 115/2016 on chronic respiratory diseases, an initiative of a group of Members of the European Parliament to gather support to prevention and care for chronic respiratory diseas…

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Chronic respiratory diseases need public policy solutions at European level to respond to increasing disease prevalence, unmet treatment needs, high cost of hospitalisations, work and school sick-leav…

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EFA’s 2016 Capacity Building project ended in January 2017 with a last session held in Kent, United Kingdom, together with our member Allergy UK. In 2016 we also visited other EFA members in Portugal,…

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The European Commission has launched a consultation on strengthening EU cooperation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA), a specialty to measure the added value of a new health technology in comparis…

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In November 2016, we met in Manchester with our partners of the Horizon 2020 project myAirCoach to track the status quo in all work-packages, the main results achieved in 2016 and to plan the third an…

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The Innovative Medicines Initiative launched in December its 10th call for proposals under IMI 2. We especially welcome one of the topics of this call: “Patient Perspectives in medicines lifecycle”. T…

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EFA Member the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation organized its scent sensitivity campaign for the third time last November attracting media attention and visibility to the problem of fragrances.

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On the occasion of World COPD Day EFA Spanish Member FENAER, organized the First Congress of Allergy and Respiratory Patients in Madrid. During the event, FENAER presented the outcome of their latest…

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EFA Members Anaphylaxis Campaign and Allergy UK have been advocating together with the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI), the  British Paediatric Allergy Immunity and…

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PulmoGPS in collaboration with Wrong Digital and Faculty of Medicine of University of Latvia have developed an inhaler reminder application for asthmatics uzelpo.lv and breatheit.eu. Our member the La…

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Two years after the first EFA Capacity Building meeting, the EFA team came back to Portugal to witness the progress achieved by our member RESPIRA and work with them to identify opportunities to impro…

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As Members of the European Network of Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), we travelled to Ljubljana in October to attend their capacity building session. EFA’s Daniela Morghenti participated at the…

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EFA is happy to partner in the Pulmonary Hypertension Europe’s call to action on organ donation and transplantation, launched at the European Parliament. While lung transplantation is a last resort in…

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EFA’s Susanna Palkonen spoke at the very first conference of the European Association of System’s Medicine about our experience in participating in high-end research projects developing our knowedge o…

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The Health and Environment alliance (HEAL) Annual General Assembly was held on the 20th of October to take stock of the year and plan for 2017. The AGA welcomed five more Members from Serbia, Sweden a…

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