Allergy prevention and control campaign in Bulgaria
EFA Member the Association of the Bulgarians suffering from Bronchial Asthma, Allergies and COPD (ABBA) has launched a joint awareness campaign for Allergy Prevention and control. The Campaign is call ...

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FENAER organises first respiratory patients congress in Madrid
EFA Member the Spanish Federation of Respiratory Diseases’ Associations (FENAER) is organising the first ever respiratory patients symposium in Spain.  The symposium will gather the patien ...

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Chronic diseases in Europe: the Commission is urged to act
EFA, the European Chronic Diseases Alliance (ECDA) and other public health organisations have sent an open letter to the European Commission urging them to act on chronic diseases. Chronic diseases  ...

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EFA President moderates debate on care and research at EAACI Congress
On the 13th of June, EFA President Mikaela Odemyr co-moderated a debate at a high-level policy meeting on the challenges and opportunities the European Union has to address allergy and asthma. This me ...

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European Patient Charter presented
In the framework of the Patient Empowerment campaign, the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) has launched the European Patient Charter and a Roadmap for patient empowerment. EFA, as full Member and Board  ...

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Treat the person, not the disease – Outcomes of the Personalised Medicine Conference
Personalised medicine is seen as part of a wider shift from disease-centred to person-centred healthcare, from one-size-fits-all, to individualized treatment and prevention. “To realise this shift, pa ...

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EFA calls for more and better public funding for patients groups
On the 30th of June, the Committee on Budget of the European Parliament voted an own-initiative report on public funding for non-profit organisations. EFA, the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) and other ...

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How to invest on health to improve patient access to care?
With 18 million patients declaring unmet needs on healthcare access (3.6% of the EU population), the European Commission Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health, an independent commissio ...

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More investment for prevention – Conclusions of European Health Parliament
On the 29th June, we participated in the European Health Parliament (EHP) closing session to bring the perspective of allergy, asthma and COPD patients. The European Health Parliament is a platform, ...

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EFA Capacity building 2016
For the third consecutive year, the EFA Capacity Building Project is about to start with the aim of leveraging members’ capacity to be involved in our projects and run their own projects and organizat ...

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Comic on COPD diagnosis and treatement
Material: A comic explaining how is COPD diagnosed and treated Original name: La BPCO, Broncho Pneumopathie Chronique Obstructive Author: French Federation of Friends of Lung and Respiratory  ...

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Allergy family support project
Activity: The Allergy family support project is a three yeart project to support families with allergic children manage their everyday lives. The project has created the Allergy Family Days  ...

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Asthma school - 8 day camp
Activity: The Asthma school is an 8 day camp to provide participants who have asthma and allergies with an opportunity for physical activity and to improve their knowledge of their illn ...

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Do you know what COPD is?
Material: Do you what COPD is? is a booklet that describes and defines chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, its causes, symptoms and treatments. It explain how patients can improve their qualit ...

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Protect yourself in winter time (COPD)
Material: Protect yourself in winter time is a booklet that provides information regarding the protections that CODP patientes should take  during winter time. It explains the importanc ...

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Pneumonia
Material: Pneumonia is a booklet that explains the causes, symptoms and treatment of pneumonia and its incidence in Portugal.  Original name: A pneumonia Author: Portuguese Ass ...

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Use correctly the inhalers
Material: The booklet explains the basics of inhalers, their conception, the different types and why and how they should be used to obtain the best results and efficiency. Original name ...

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Asthma videos
Material: This series of asthma videos explain what is lung disease and how asthma works. It explores how to deal with the disease and accept it and gives advice on how to continue a normal life, with ...

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COPD videos
Material: This series of asthma videos explain what is lung disease and how COPD works. It explores how to deal with the disease, especially in the case of exacerbations, how to exercise, or live with ...

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Lung research
Material: This series of lung research videos explain some of the elements of that are being studied now. There are videos about growth factors when repairing damaged lungs and how to get stem cells b ...

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The EFA Team