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

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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.

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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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Patient education working group

On April 13th EFA Patient Education working group held a webmeeting to discuss the plans of the year, the agenda of the physical meeting in Florence in May and the disa…

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EFA Bulgarian Member ABBA join the global Unmask My City movement on World Asthma day to measure air pollution levels all over the world through a pocket air quality monitoring device that measures PM…

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Severe asthma is a difficult to control condition that affects people’s health and daily life and puts them at frequent risk of hospitalisation. The treatment for severe asthma absorbs many resources…

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During the last European Patients Forum Annual General Meeting, held on April 25th, our good friends and colleagues Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE) were welcomed as an associate Member. LuCE represents lung…

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Asthma patients ask for real commitment for healthy air indoors and outdoors

Brussels, 2nd May 2017, WORLD ASTHMA DAY – Air pollution is unhealthy. While 10 times more people are killed by air polluti…

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Atopic eczema is one of the most common non-communicable inflammatory skin diseases, affecting 1-3% adults in the EU who suffer chronic or relapsing itching. Eczema can drive patients crazy, but what…

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EAACI, EFA and the European Parliament Interest Group on allergy and asthma launch a political call to action in Europe

April 25th 2017, Brussels: Today, healthcare professionals, patients and policym…

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On the 30th of Mach, EFA Deputy Director Roberta Savli presented on Uncompromised ambient air quality in resource-efficient buildings at the Globe EU debate on Healthy and Resource Efficient Buildings…

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