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On the 25th of April, EFA’s Roberta Savli took part in an EU Roundtable on Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (a genetic disorder that can cause serious lung or liver disease, including COPD), marking the…

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This year the World Allergy Week took place from the 23d of April to the 29th of April, with many patient initiatives to raise awareness about allergies.

EFA Member Allergy UK focused on the topic of…

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Life is possible for patients with severe asthma Provided that they have accurate diagnosis

Brussels, 1st May 2018 – WORLD ASTHMA DAY – Today European asthma patients are joining voices under the them…

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We are happy to announce that our Annual General Meeting 2018 will take place on the 16 April-17 April in Lisbon, Portugal. (read more...)
April 16th, 2018 8:30 AM through April 17th, 2018 3:15 PM
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In March we travelled to the UK and kicked-off our new project “Severely, Asthma!”, a video series that explores the different issues impacting the life of severe asthma patients. Severe asthma is sub…

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Digital tools are already part of our daily life, whether they are mobile applications or connected machines. In health, digital tools can play a key role in allowing guided self-management, leading t…

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Last month EFA supported the European Statements of Hospital Pharmacy, the joint objectives formulated by the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) following a 18-month review process. W…

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Last 23rd of March, EFA took part in the first EU patients’ task force on nutrition organised by the European Patients’ Forum. The kick-off of this discussion platform is of particular interest for EF…

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The European Medicines Agency Committee for Medical Products for Human Use (CHMP), responsible for human medicines, has granted a positive opinion on the medical products Riarify and Trydoni…

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On March 12, EFA launched a 10-point Manifesto calling the EU for more action to increase seasonal influenza vaccination coverage rates in Europe. Influenza is annually responsible for 650 thousand de…

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In March the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched a new dedicated website to inform consumers about the benefits and risks of chemicals in their everyday lives.

While 65% of Europeans are worried…

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MyAirCoach is almost a reality! The consortium will participate at HIMSS & HEALTH 2.0 conference in Spain next May 27-29, the most influencial eHealth at EU level that will help expose this soluti…

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EFA Member the Asthma Society of Ireland FREE Adviceline service has showed extensive positive impacts for service users. The recent partnership research showed that 70% of service users aged 50 years…

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It is well recognized today that tobacco smoking increases the risk of developing diseases like respiratory tract infections, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But law has been…

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2018 has started with a bunch of important events devoted to respiratory diseases in France, and EFA Member FFAAIR has been an active member in many of them: the Franchophone Lung Society Congress cel…

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The European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) are looking for information to understand how people with a lung condition are currently cared for…

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The needs and lives of patients living with atopic eczema are very specific sometimes, that is why at EFA we are happy to announce the launch of a  working group on Atopic Eczema. The working gro…

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Early 2017, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker presented a White Paper on the future of Europe, outlining 5 potential scenarios. In these scenarios, option 4 considers “doing…

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On the 13th of February, EFA Director of Policy and Strategy Roberta Savli participated in a briefing organised by our partner Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) together with the World Health Org…

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The Council’s Presidency has an important impact on EU policy. Since January 2018, Bulgaria is holding the presidency and therefore establishing the priorities of the council for first 6 months of 201…

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