ImmUniverse: Good news for patients with atopic eczema
Health and care research today is going through a profound transformation. Thanks to evolving knowledge and the multiplication of health data and data exploitation tools, healthcare professionals and  ...

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EFA-Live: EU launches Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan
On February 4th, the European Commission presented “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”, one of the cornerstones of its health policy for the new legislative period 2019-2024. Cancer, which directly affects ...

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EFA-Live: State of health in the EU & digitalization of health promotion
On January 22nd, EFA attended a policy discussion on “the state of health in the EU and the digitalisation of health”, organized by the Brussels based think tank Bruegel. As the European Commission  ...

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EFA-Live: EFA’s new Roadmap – #ShowLeadership in 2020
Show you care about patients, show leadership! This is how the allergy, asthma and COPD patient community kick-starts the new decade. With a new roadmap and full of energy, EFA continues advocating to ...

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Joint letter calling concrete clean air steps in European Commission’s 2020 Work Programme
EFA, together with seven other civil society organisations active in the field of health and environment, has sent a letter to Exececutive Vice-Presidents Frans Timmermans and Valdis Dombrovskis, and  ...

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A Roadmap to patient safety, access to healthcare and eradicating inequalities
In connection with the #ShowLeadership campaign and our recently published ACCESS report, EFA organised an event in the Strasbourg European Parliament, hosted by Member of the European Parliament (MEP ...

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EFA continues to #ShowLeadership for people living with allergies, asthma and COPD
In 2019, EFA launched the #ShowLeadership campaign to encourage relevant stakeholders – including patients and caregivers, healthcare professionals and policymakers – to take action and address the ch ...

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State of Health in the EU Cycle: EFA at CoR Interregional Group on Health & Well-being
In early December, EFA attended the Committee of the Regions (CoR) “Interregional Group on Health & Well-being”. The meeting focused on a presentation of the recently released European Commission  ...

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Interest Group on Asthma and Allergy is launched! A new Direction for Allergy and Asthma health in Europe
On November 26th, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma had its first policy meeting of the current 2019 -2024 mandate, organised by EAACI in collaboration with EFA. The event,  ...

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EFA contributes to EPIS Summit
Digital solutions have the potential to improve the life of millions of European patients and transform the way we deliver care at country level. However, the uptake of digital solutions is still low  ...

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Scientific Panel for health and Finnish EU Presidency set the scene for prevention research and its implementation in Europe
The Finnish EU Presidency and the Horizon 2020 scientific panel for health organised a workshop ‘Better Health and Wellbeing’ to look at success in prevention, implementing prevention research outcome ...

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EFA launches European report "Active Patients Access Care"
EFA eagerly launches its new European report “Active Asthma and COPD Patients ACCESS Care”. The report unveils new patient evidence on asthma and COPD patients’ access to diagnosis and care, involveme ...

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EFA launches new European report “Active Patients ACCESS Care”
EFA eagerly launches its new European report “Active Asthma and COPD Patients ACCESS Care”. The report unveils new patient evidence on asthma and COPD patients’ access to diagnosis and care, involveme ...

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EFA at 69th WHO Regional Committee in Copenhagen
Ahead of this important meeting, EFA produced a video statement which looked into the lessons learnt from the implementation of WHO Health2020 framework in the European region. WHO’s work in 2018/19 ...

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2nd Atopic Eczema Day has been a big success!
#1: AtopicalLives online photo exhibition and video Our AtopicalLives online photo gallery and video introduces eczema patients from several countries and shows their daily lives with the disease, t ...

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Global Vaccination Summit
EFA attended the 1st Global Vaccination Summit, held in Brussels on 12th September. The summit was a joint organisational effort of the European Commission and the World Health Organisation (WHO). T ...

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EFA response to EMA public consultation on Drug-Device Combination
In June, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a public consultation on the basis of a draft guideline discussing the ‘Quality requirements for drug-device combinations’. The draft guideline pr ...

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EFA at European Health Stakeholder Meeting in the European Parliament
On September 12th, EFA participated in a panel-discussion in the European Parliament on “Brexit: the European Parliaments’ role in prioritising patients, public health and health security across Europ ...

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Health is In! and with more responsibility in the new European Commission
The European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen announced the names and portfolios of the new college of Commissioners. The health files were handed to Stella Kyriakides from Cyprus who h ...

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EFA response to HMA public consultation on allergen product development
In April, the network of Heads of Medicines Agencies in the EU (HMA) launched a public consultation on common regulatory approaches for allergen products. The consultation puts several draft recommend ...

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