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The International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO) is holding its 2nd Global Conference in Barcelona from 22-24 February 2006. The theme of the Congress is "Together we can..." reflecting th…

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350 voting members of the EFA member Norwegian Heart and Lung Association (LHL) gathered for their 21st assembly 29-30 October in Oslo and adopted their priorities for the next three years. These incl…

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As of 1st January 2006 a new law banning smoking at workplaces is due to come into force in Spain, which also regulates the sale, advertising and distribution of tobacco products. The sale of tobacco …

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The World Health Organization has stated that in the WHO European region, chronic diseases, including respiratory diseases are projected to account for 86% of deaths. According to the report, at least …

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The Health Policy Open Forum is due to take place on 7-8 November 2005. It is an annual conference and exhibition event, which aims to provide a platform for networking and exchange of ideas and views …

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The EU Consultative Forum on Environment and Health met on 19 October 2005. The progress of the SCALE Environment and Health Action Plan 2004-2010, shared initiative of DGs Environment, Health and Con…

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On 21 September 2005 the European Commission proposed a long awaited and ambitious strategy to achieve further improvements in air quality across Europe. The Thematic Strategy on indoor and outdoor ai…

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A new law (a.k.a REACH) designed to remove potentially toxic substances from circulation by getting the industry to provide information on chemicals used in everyday products was widely debated, amend…

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World COPD DAY is on 16 November 2005 and its theme this year is "Breathless not Helpless!"- a positive theme that emphasizes that there is help for COPD. EFA will be sending members press materi…

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We would like to remind you that the EFA AGM will be taking place in Prague on 10 May 2006 followed by the EFA Conference 10-12 May 2005. The focus of the conference will be on Doctor/Patient Communic…

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This month we have focused on several exciting new developments in environment and health policies and on WHO's new report on Chronic Disease as well as many other features that we hope you will find …

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European Respiratory Society Congress, Copenhagen, Monday, 19 September, 2005 – The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) launches a new report i…

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The European Network for Smoking Prevention (ENSP) has released a report giving an overview of the main objectives, current activities, recent achievements and priorities for the future for each of th…

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The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) Environment Network (EEN) held its second Annual General Meeting this month. This year's policy priorities were adopted and these include: children's environ…

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The use of unlicensed and off-label medicine for children is widespread and it has been of increasing concern in recent years. In the EU, fifty per cent or more of medicines used for children have nev…

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The health industry wants the future EU health policy (see ezine 1/2005 issue) to focus on enhancing the competitiveness of the sector while NGOs wish to see bigger healthcare budgets. The European Pu…

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Oxygen supply for COPD patients traveling abroad

On 1 September 2005, the Netherlands based Oxygen supply company, CARE 0², who organizes various details involved in delivering medical oxygen rel…

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EFA launched the results of the survey: Fighting for Breath - a European Patient's Perspective on Severe Asthma at the ERS Congress in Copenhagen this month. The first report of its kind, the report i…

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September has been a very busy month for EFA with the launch of the 'Fighting for Breath' report at the European Respiratory Society Congress in Copenhagen, where we also held a stand, as well as meet…

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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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