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The Irish Government has adopted ‘The Warmth and Wellbeing Scheme’ a plan to renovate the homes of patients with chronic respiratory conditions, with free energy efficiency upgrades to make them warme…

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EFA president Mikaela Odemyr participated in the Paediatric Allergy and Asthma Meeting - PAAM 2017 in London last 26 - 28 October, organised by the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology…

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Advocating at EU level for better EU health policy requires joint efforts. This was EFA’s Roberta Savli’s main message at the capacity building workshop organised  by the European Patients Forum…

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Technology is changing the way patients liaise with healthcare professionals and manage their health and has the potentially to eventually reshape the healthcare systems. Bearing this in mind, Novarti…

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Our Susanna Palkonen was recently invited to take part in the Human Brain Project (HBP) Clinical Advisory Board, as someone coming from a completely different field. HBP is the biggest health project…

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It is widely recognized that self-management of chronic diseases is key to ensure improved quality of life for the patients. However, it is still difficult to picture integrated approaches that put pa…

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EFA Patients travelled in a delegation of five to the European Respiratory Congress to present our patients perspective on allergy, asthma and COPD to a public of more than 20,000 participants from in…

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Lancet’s Global Burden of Disease report 2017 has found that Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is already the second highest killer all over the world, accounting for 5.36% of total deaths,…

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Our knowledge of the human body has steeped in the last decades but there are foundations still escaping our understanding, asthma development being one of them. The Lancet has published a consensus o…

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EFA Vice President Erna Botjes attended three important meetings at the European Medicines Agency: a workshop on antimicrobial resistance, the joint and regular meeting of patients and healthcare prof…

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The 30 September was the last day to sign #CallAllergyAsthma, the political call for European action to improve prevention, care and research on allergy and asthma.

The results are impressive! We…

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EFA participated on 15 September at the EUREKA Roadshow in Italy, as civil society representative. The conference, organised by European Ventilation Industry Association (EVIA) and the European Partne…

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a new report that demonstrates that addressing environmental risks is essential to reduce and prevent non-communicable diseases (NCD). Among them, chro…

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EFA has participated to the ongoing discussion on the future of the European Union, a debate set back in March with the European Commission White Paper on the Future of Europe. EFA provided a formal c…

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Hungary has become the 5th country to implement plain packaging within the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)

Scientific evidence shows that plain packaging…

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MyAirCoach, EFA’s smart inhaler project, has been recognised as an instrument that “provides better ways of treating asthma and helps scientists understand what is driving this growing global epidemic…

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The U-BIOPRED (Unbiased BIOmarkers in PREDiction of respiratory disease outcomes) outcomes, in which EFA contributed, have been summarised in an interview published by European Respiratory & Pulmo…

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EFA is organising next November our annual Meet and Greet training, under the theme of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and patients’ involvement. It will take place on 7 and 8 November at EFA offic…

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EFA Director of Policy and Strategyr Roberta Savli participated at a Global conference on COPD representing EFA, its members and European COPD patients. The meeting took place in Milan on 13th -…

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¨People with chronic diseases should be high-lighted," stated the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association towards the Swedish government. EFA member, the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association believes…

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