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

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The alarming figures from the latest report from the Commission and the OECD ‘Health at Glance’, show that a substantial patient population is not regularly covered for health care costs.

The Eur…

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EFA Deputy Director Roberta Savli was elected as second Vice-President to the Global Asthma and Allergy Patients’ Platform (GAAPP) during the last annual general meeting of the association, which took…

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Updating and upgrading EFA priorities 2020. AGM, Florence, 22May 2017

Stanimir Hasurdjiev, Patient Access Partnership PACT and European Patient’s Forum representative presented on patient involvement…

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EFA Patients best practices

As an alliance of 42 patient associations, we can coordinate our strengths by understanding what are the successful stories within our different members states organisation…

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From the 21st to the 23rd May, our family of allergy, asthma and COPD patients met for EFA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting in Florence. We approved and prepared for the next steps for our organisation a…

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On May 31st we brought the patient perspective to the Healthy Building Day conference at the European Parliament. The event was organised to discuss with three Members of the European Parliament the E…

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New technologies can revolutionise the healthcare system, providing a better delivery of services and developing effective health policy. We are now able to access and share personal health data, thus…

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Outdoor air pollution is the number one environmental cause of premature death in the European Union and its all inhaled though our lungs, our patients, children, older people are the most concerned.…

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EU collaboration in the field of health is indispensable for the future of Europe and rebuilding the trust of citizens in the European Union. 70% of Europeans want the EU to do more for health, accord…

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In the frame of the publication of the Global Impact report, the Forum of International Respiratory Diseases launch a Global Charter for Lung Health and call on World Health Organisatio…

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Data collected for research contains information about diseases and treatments and their impact on patients’ life. The reuse of data would allow additional research with better outcomes for the patien…

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We need clean air, free from second-hand smoke, everywhere

Brussels, 31 May 2017 / WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY – Tobacco remains the main cause of preventable deaths and diseases, causing 700,000 deaths ever…

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A political Call to Action in Europe

Allergy and asthma are among the most frequent chronic diseases in the European Union (EU). Over 150 million EU citizens – almost one in three people – suffer from…

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On the 25th of April, patients and doctors launched and the Members of the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma launched a call to action on allergy and asthma. Sign it now

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Patient experts from EFA network have been involved in several scientific advice procedures at the European Medicines Agency since the beginning of the year, concerning atopic dermatitis, asthma, COPD…

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On April 25th 14 Members of the Patients and Consumers Working Party (PCWP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) sent a letter the Health Commissioner, the President of the European Council and the…

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The Irish Government signed in March 29th for Standardised Packaging on Tobacco. Companies will need to produce products according to the following standards:

  • packages will be in neutral colours;
  • the…

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A new study from myAirCoach asking patients and healthcare professionals about their preferences and the utility of mobile health tools, confirms m-health potential for easier asthma control.

It is wi…

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The Human Brain Project is a H2020 FET Flagship Project which strives to accelerate the fields of neuroscience, computing and brain-related medicine.

This acceleration will be achieved by a strategic…

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During the best practice session all countries are presenting key projects and initiatives from their country. We would b…

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