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On 25th October 2018, we were invited as speaker in the “Digital Health for all” workshop, organised by the Regional Ministry of Health of Andalusia (Andalusia Reference Site) in collaboration with th…

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On 18th October 2018 took place an International Symposium on Food Allergens: regulation, management and detection. The symposium was set in Brussels and organised by the CER Groupe, a research centre…

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During a launch event on 9th October, the European Patients’ Forum launched a Manifesto calling on the political leaders of the EU, Members of the European Parliament and the future Commission, to ens…

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In October 17-18, EFA Director of Policy and Strategy Isabel Proaño participated in the Annual General Assembly of the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) to share best practices and move forward.…

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In November, EFA Spanish Member FENAER launched an ambitious plan to improve diagnosis and reduce COPD deaths in Spain. The organisation has been presenting the plan to several local health ministries…

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On September 20 the WHO Regional Committee for Europe adopted a decision in plenary to accredit 19 not for profit organisations, including EFA, into ‘regional non-state actors’. In other words, EFA is…

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The European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma held a policy meeting on October 9 to overcome the barriers to research in NCDs in Europe. Key opinion leaders in clinical research from th…

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Last September 14th the atopic eczema patient community belonging to EFA’s Members marked the first ever European Atopic Eczema Awareness Day to inform and bring attention to this allergic disease th…

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On October 3, the European Parliament plenary adopted in the first reading the file on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on health technology assessment (HTA)…

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On September 26, the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) organised a Roundtable in the European Parliament to discuss how to coordinate Health Technology Assessment between Member…

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On 21 September, the European Commission published an implementation report on the directive on cross-border healthcare (2011/24/EU). The concept of the cross-border healthcare directive has the poten…

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The newest European Health report by the World Health Organisation published on 12 September, shows that life we live longer in Europe. The European Health report is published every three years and is…

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At a sensitive time when hardly any progress is made between the UK Government and the EU on Brexit, 20 EU health organisations who wish to draw attention to the implications of Brexit for healthcare…

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In the light of the recent vaccine hesitancy trend, the European Commission Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing In Health is working on “vaccination programmes and health systems in Europe”. V…

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On 28 September the Austrian EU Presidency organised in Vienna a major European conference on the health effects of environmental chemicals.

The conference entitled "Human Biomonitoring in Europe - sc…

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Every year, more than 400,000 premature deaths in the EU are caused by air pollution, resulting in significant human and economic costs.

A new report from the European Court of Auditors published in S…

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From September 3-7, EFA Director of Operations and Projects travelled to Parma to speak at the International Congress of Aerobiology about the problems that respiratory allergy poses to Europeans. He…

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The time for EFA’s yearly capacity building training has arrived! Do you have what it takes to be advocate for the patient needs but you are missing impact?  Do you feel you can improve this or t…

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Many asthma patients have access to a better life thanks to a series of treatments that allow them to keep their disease under control, but their dream to get rid of asthma is not yet there. Despite t…

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The European Respiratory Society (ERS) Congress took place this year in Paris from the 15-19 September, right after the EADV Congress. The ERS Congress is the biggest event worldwide in the respirator…

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