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

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EFA participated in the 2nd Stakeholder Workshop organised by the European Commission on January 15 in the context of the ongoing Fitness Check of the Ambient Air Quality Directives. The final ev…

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In January, Romania took over the EU Council Presidency for the first time since the country joined the EU in 2007. Until June 2018, Romania will ensure the follow up on key policies, such as the HTAo…

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The absence of vaccination has the potential to significantly increase the possibility of virus-transmitted diseases such as pneumonia and influenza, which can be life threatening for people living wi…

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In 2018 we provided our membership with a novelty in our Capacity Building program, a series of webinars in English where they could develop their knowledge.

Starting from the basics, in the trainings…

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A new plan of the UK National Health Service brings good news for millions living with asthma. “It is hugely possible that the NHS is committing to reduce hospital admissions for people with asthma an…

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The Swedish government is expected to put a formal proposal to the parliament in February, providing for a general smoking ban in public spaces such as outdoor restaurants, train platforms and playgro…

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Welcome to a powerful 2019!

This year, we will have exciting new projects and events coming up! The EFA Annual General Meeting will take place in March just before the European Elections in May. In co…

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Our Communications Assistant, Nolwenn Coutel-Darrieu finished her internship with us in December. Thank you for your great work and contribution to EFA. We wish you all the best for your future!

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EFA President Mikaela Odemyr addressed a distinguished audience on the topics for allergy and asthma patients, namely prevention, care, participation and research for cure.

On the prevention side, Mik…

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On 19 th of November 2018, EFA organised a meeting with a group of patients in Brasov, Romania, willing to establish a patient organisation on respiratory diseases and allergy. This was supported by I…

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PACT is an awarded innovative and inclusive ‘pact’ for fair access for patients, led by the EPF and the Bulgarian Patient Platform. Susanna joined the partners assembly in Brussels in December. The As…

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In March 2000, the European Union stated the ambitious goal of becoming the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economy in the world, by 2010. To achieve it, the EU has gone through several r…

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On November 27, we represented patients with allergy and airways diseases in roundtable at the launch of the report “Health impacts and the health costs of diesel emissions in the EU”, Paying to Breat…

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Following the #EU4Health campaign, led by EPHA and EPF, on November 29 th the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Associations (EFPIA) organised an EU Health Summit to discuss with health…

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On 4 th December, EFA joined the EPF Patient task force meeting on nutrition, together with ten other representatives of EU umbrella and national patients’ associations. The meeting was chaired by Mr…

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Which digital technologies have the greatest potential to empower patients? What actions can patient organisations take? These two questions were at the core of the European Patient Innovation Summit…

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Mr. Günther Hirsch passed away in peace in November 2018. As a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient he was engaged in the advocacy work of the Austrian Lungen Union, an EFA Member, wer…

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EFA member, the Finnish Lung Health Association (Filha) organized the National Asthma and Allergy Conference in Helsinki on November 22 nd and 23 rd . In the final seminar of the Finnish Allergy Progr…

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On 23 rd November a lecture Day on World COPD Day has been organized in Prague offering 14 interesting lectures to participants. The program was primarily meant for doctors and nurses, but it was also…

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This October, the World Health Organisation held the first global air pollution conference. With 7 million people dying from air pollution each year, including 600 000 children, putting COPD, asthma a…

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