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The 72nd WHO World Health Assembly (WHA) held in Geneva late May adopted a revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) that includes for the first time in history allergy as a disea…

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EFA participated in the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress, celebrated in Lisbon from 1st to 5th June. The Congress is the biggest world allergy forum in the world, a…

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) launched in April a public consultation on the appropriate age for the introduction of complementary feeding into an infants’ diet. EFA welcomed the initiativ…

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a public consultation that discussed the ‘Information for the package leaflet regarding lactose used as an excipient in medicinal products for human use’.…

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The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and the Non-communicable Disease Alliance (NCD) have   developed the paper “Towards an EU-Strategic F…

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The European Commission Directorate General on Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow) has introduced a draft act amending the Act of 24 January 1977 on the ‘protection of…

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On May 15, the European Commission released its evaluation of the 7th Environmental Action Programme (EAP), which entered into force in 2014 and runs until 2020. This programme is crucial for the heal…

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EFA participated in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) conference on Safer Chemicals, which took place in Helsinki on May 22nd. As official ECHA stakeholders, this conference was very important for…

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The implementation of environmental legislation was also the main topic of this year’s EU Green Week, which took place in several cities across Europe between 13 and 17 May. EFA participated in three…

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From 1st of July onwards, Finland will lead the European Council’s work for six months. The Scandinavian country plans to focus on the Economy of Wellbeing – an umbrella topic that encompasses policie…

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Our study ITCHING FOR LIFE – Quality of Life and costs for people with severe atopic eczema in Europe continues to be to date the largest survey conducted in Europe on quality of life, with 1,189 seve…

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The Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) is a public-private partnership between the European Union and the European pharmaceutical industry. It is working to improve health by speeding up the develop…

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In May 2019, EFA Member Fédération Française des Associations et Amicales de malades insuffisants ou handicapés Respiratoires (FFAIR) held its Annual Congress in Bayonne, France. During the congress,…

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By the end of May, EFA member Riksförbundet HjärtLung held its annual congress.

Congratulations to President Inger Ros for her re-election!

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Country: Sweden
Disease are…

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EFA Member, aha! Swiss Allergy Center has published its annual report 2018. The digital version can be found here.    

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Country: Switzerland
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EFA Spanish Member Federación Española de Asociaciones de pacientes alérgicos y con Enfermedades Respiratorias (FENAER) held its first online congress on the 8th of June. The Satellite event was addre…

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In Denmark, up to one million people live with pollen allergy. Despite most of them are experiencing symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing and red eyes, unfortunately, many do not seek professional he…

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On June 1st, EFA French Member, Association Française de l'Eczéma celebrated the national Eczema Day with a conference in Paris.

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Country: France
Disease area: Allergy,…

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This World No Tobacco Day will be a great opportunity to reflect on the effects tobacco has on our respiratory health, as our lungs and airways will be in the spotlight during the day. Tobacco is the…

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EFA has co-signed a joint letter addressed to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), the body responsible for all matters regarding the implementation of the Joint Food Standards Programme of the Fo…

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