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Ageing population is nowadays one of the main European challenges which will bring important budget pressures, especially on the healthcare system. Mobile devices have the potential to reshape healthc…

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On 18th October 2016 Citizens Action Brussels organised a round table discussion about the measurement of air quality in several Belgian cities.

During the event there were three project presented reg…

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The European Commission and EunetHTA organised a forum on Health Technology Assessment on the 21st of October 2016, in Brussels.  

During the Forum, it was clear that besides the definition and implem…

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Involving patients in research is essential to maximize the impact of research studies results. This is even truer if the research is aimed at developing mHealth applications like myAirCoach, where th…

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Data collected during research study contain important information about diseases and treatments and their impacts on patients’ life and therefore must be used to their full value. The large amount of…

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As every year as part of our capacity building project, EFA is organising the “EFA Meet and Greet the EU Institutional Training”, which this year fits with EFA’s European Parliament Written Declaratio…

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Following a youth survey which identified that many teenagers and young adults were not carrying their emergency medication for anaphylaxis – UK Charity Anaphylaxis Campaign has developed a short hard…

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EFA Member FFAAIR organized for the first time the National Respiratory Days in the Chateau Monchat in Lyon, France.

The organisation prepared two days of conferences and workshops to discuss about th…

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The Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association has hosted the national conference for indoor air quality, Thursday, 27th of October.

This year’s main focus was on children’s health, and how every child,…

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Our Stop Asthma campaign, built around the Malaga-London Declaration on Asthma Research Investment, was officially launched at the ERS Congress 2016 in London. EFA, together with our Members, is reque…

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We were among the more than 20.000 participants that traveled to London from the 3rd till the 7th of September for the European Society Respiratory Congress. Among them a strong representation of pati…

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In September we published the translations into French, German and Spanish of our HEY YA report on young patients with asthma that we presented at the ERS Congress (London), the European Medicines Age…

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Patients expect that health research arises from real needs of patients with real diseases and the society as a whole that public health issues are served. From EFA perspective these are not in contra…

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EFA EU Policy Adviser Daniela Morghenti participated at the workshop “How far can we control the severity of food allergenic reactions by controlling exposure to allergenic food?” organised by the Int…

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The Patient Access Partnership (PACT) held its first Regional Conference entitled “Cooperation within the region: a way to improve access to quality healthcare in CEE” on September 12th and 13th.

The…

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Genetically modified (GM) plants used for food and to feed can only be marketed in Europe through a preliminary authorisation following a scientific assessment of any risk that they may pose to human…

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The European Commission working group on mHealth continues working towards the development of guidelines for the assessment of the validity and reliability of mHealth data. After intense discussions a…

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EFA participated in the European Medicines Agency Patients and Consumers Working Party meeting on the 21st September were eligible organisations were to elect a new patient representative to chair the…

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myAirCoach project for an mHealth device for asthma management is about entering its last year of activities and the innovative tools and systems are starting to become concrete. As a result, the scie…

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EFA has published an updated version of our booklet on travelling by plane with oxygen treatment.  The new edition includes the revision of the policies of certain airline companies who modified…

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