EFA jointly with 38 health organisation sent a letter to Juncker, the president of the European Commission, asking him to reaffirm health as one of the core responsibilities of the EU
EU collaboration in the field of health is indispensable for the future of Europe and rebuilding the trust of citizens in the European Union. 70% of Europeans want the EU to do more for health, accord ...

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EFA joins the Global Charter for Lung Health and signs for an official recognition of a World Lung Day
In the frame of the publication of the Global Impact report, the Forum of International Respiratory Diseases launch a Global Charter for Lung Health and call on World Health Organisatio ...

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The challenges for effective data sharing and reuse at eTRIKS un-conference workshop
Data collected for research contains information about diseases and treatments and their impact on patients’ life. The reuse of data would allow additional research with better outcomes for the patien ...

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United Action for Allergy and Asthma
A political Call to Action in Europe Allergy and asthma are among the most frequent chronic diseases in the European Union (EU). Over 150 million EU citizens – almost one in three people – suffer fr ...

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EFA at Human Brain Project Advisory Board
The Human Brain Project is a H2020 FET Flagship Project which strives to accelerate the fields of neuroscience, computing and brain-related medicine. This acceleration will be achieved by a strategi ...

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Our views to empower airways' diseases patients
On the 29th of March EFA was invited to bring the patient perspective to the EU summit on Prevention and Self-Management of Airway Diseases. The event was organised by EUFOREA at the European Parliame ...

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Traceability measures to fight illicit tobacco trade
On March 2nd EFA policy adviser Daniela Morghenti participated at the event “Towards an EU-wide traceability of tobacco products: ensuring an independent and efficient system to fight illicit trade an ...

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‘Your allergy care – what to expect’, new UK website
Knowing what to expect from your GP or other healthcare professional following an allergic reaction, or suspicion of an allergy, will help to identify what is causing the allergy, treat the symptoms a ...

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Scientific Panel for Health meets Commissioners for Health and Research
Our Director Susanna Palkonen is the patient representative of the EU Research Programme H2020 Panel for Health , charged to prepare a vision and address hurdles for EU funded health research. In ...

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EFA selected as a European Commission HTA stakeholder and new EFA Task Force
We are delighted about the European Commission confirmation that EFA is a suitable stakeholder to become member of the Health Technology Assessment pool network.  The HTA Stakeholder Pool will be ...

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Universal Health Coverage for all! An EPF campaign
The European Patients Forum has launched a public campaign on access to healthcare. The campaign was launched in a public event at the European Parliament on February 27th  “How to Achieve Univer ...

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COPD MOVE, we are looking for COPD patient ambassadors
During 2017 we will promote physical exercise to improve the quality of life of patients living with COPD. The first videos have already been realised by our friends and patient advocates Günther Hirs ...

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The first EP event of the year put the focus on health: Act. Believe. Care.
Chronic respiratory diseases need public policy solutions at European level to respond to increasing disease prevalence, unmet treatment needs, high cost of hospitalisations, work and school sick-leav ...

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Our response to the European Commission HTA consultation
The European Commission has launched a consultation on strengthening EU cooperation on Health Technology Assessment (HTA), a specialty to measure the added value of a new health technology in comparis ...

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First congress of allergy respiratory patients in Spain
On the occasion of World COPD Day EFA Spanish Member FENAER, organized the First Congress of Allergy and Respiratory Patients in Madrid. During the event, FENAER presented the outcome of their latest  ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Smartphones could improve young people’s health literacy and adherence
2016 European Health Forum Gastein (Austria) – Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. Today, 30 million European children and adults below the age of 45 years old have asthma and 15,0 ...

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More research into earlier diagnosis – Our response to H2020 consultation
During the summer, EFA had the chance to provide feedback on the development of the work programme 2018-2020 of Horizon 2020 (the European Union’s Research and Innovation Framework Programme) in respo ...

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Health and environment associations mobilized against TTIP once again
In July, more than 60 non-profit associations sent a letter to the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz arguing that the European Commission is failing to comply with Parliament’s 2015 R ...

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European Association of Systems Medicine Conference
The European Association of Systems Medicine (EASyM) is organisation its first conference on October 26th-28th in Berlin, that will gather scientists from all over Europe, including physicians, biolog ...

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Respira promotes day to day outdoor breathing activities
EFA’s Member Respira together with a private company and a public hospital launched. The project Breath: a Day to Day Activity with the objective to promote outdoor activities in Lisbon parks for Resp ...

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The EFA Team