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A Directive banning tobacco advertising in the print media, on radio and over the internet entered into force on 31st July 2005. It also prohibits tobacco sponsorship of cross-border cultural and spor…

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The European Council of Ministers has finally made the appointments of the two patient representatives to the European Medicines Authority (EMEA) Management Board. EMEA coordinates the evaluation and …

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The Advisory Forum of the European Centre of Diseases Prevention and Control had its’ first meeting with their new Advisory Forum 11-12 July 2005. The meeting was mostly dedicated to organizational ma…

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The partners of the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network of Excellence (GA²LEN) have designed a new pan-European skin prick test panel to study the prevalence of allergens throughout the EU. The …

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If you are attending the ERS Congress in Copenhagen, be sure not to miss the joint ERS-EFA Postgraduate Course (PG 22) Improving physician-patient communication. The aim of the PG is to update partici…

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The results of the EFA survey on severe asthma in Europe will be presented at the European Respiratory Society Congress in Copenhagen in September. 1300 patients from France, Spain, Germany, Sweden an…

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Thank you for all those who sent us feedback on the new eZine and the newly launched website. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and tips for improvement very useful. We would be grateful if You …

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The Czech Republic failed to ratify the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The Czech Senate refused its ratification on June, 23, 2005 with one voice missing. A petition to persuade C…

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The World Health Organization (WHO) publication, Preparing a Healthcare Workforce for the 21st Century: The Challenge of Chronic Conditions calls for the transformation of healthcare professionals tra…

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The European Public Health Alliance Environment Network (EEN) and the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) recently released a new pocket guide Working with the Media to help non-governmental organi…

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The Patient and Consumer workshop on patient safety, which was highlighted in the EFA Newsletter nro 1 will take place from November 27th to 1st December 2005 in London as part of the World Health Org…

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The website of Global Alliance Against Respiratory Diseases (GARD) was launched 18 August by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The aim of the GARD is dedicated to fight against chronic respiratory …

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Directive banning tobacco advertising in the print media, on radio and over the internet entered into force on 31st July 2005. It also prohibits tobacco sponsorship of cross-border cultural and sporti…

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The European Council of Ministers has finally made the appointments of the two patient representatives to the European Medicines Authority (EMEA) Management Board. EMEA coordinates the evaluation and …

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The Advisory Forum of the European Centre of Diseases Prevention and Control had its’ first meeting with their new Advisory Forum 11-12 July 2005. The meeting was mostly dedicated to organizational ma…

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The partners of the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network of Excellence (GA²LEN) have designed a new pan-European skin prick test panel to study the prevalence of allergens throughout the EU. The …

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If you are attending the ERS Congress in Copenhagen, be sure not to miss the joint ERS-EFA Postgraduate Course (PG 22) Improving physician-patient communication. The aim of the PG is to update partici…

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The results of the EFA survey on severe asthma in Europe will be presented at the European Respiratory Society Congress in Copenhagen in September. 1300 patients from France, Spain, Germany, Sweden an…

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World Allergy Congress, Munich; 28 June 2005, Conducted by the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) in 11 countries, the Patient Voice Allergy Survey of 3,5…

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1.5 million Europeans fear their asthma will kill them “Fighting for Breath” - A European patient perspective on severe asthma

World Asthma Day, 3rd May 2005 - New research reported by EFA (the Europe…

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