AirPROM brings a promising scanning tool for respiratory patients
EFA organised the final event of AirPROM, an EU funded project that during five years has pulled out the best knowledge of lung research in Europe to come up with a virtual model of the human lungs. E ...

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European mHealth guidelines (almost) ready
The working group established this year by the European Commission is rapidly developing the guidelines for assessing the validity and reliability of mobile health applications. Following last face to ...

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Guidelines to assess quality of care include patient outcomes
At the end of April, the EC expert group on health systems performance assessment (HSPA) composed of European countries health authorities and international organisations, published its first report:  ...

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Our asthma in young patients news
In May, we had the opportunity to promote the results of our Health Literacy, Young Patients with Asthma and Adherence to Treatment report, among healthcare professionals, as we were invited by the In ...

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EFA asthma patient leaders launch the Málaga-London Declaration (EARIP)
EFA together with our membership, and under the leadership of Asthma UK, have launched the Malaga-London declaration, a document drafted within the European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership  ...

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Launch of the Asthma Museum, a multilingual website
An initiative launched in France, originally in Russian and translated into English. That is the online Asthma Museum, a website put together by Liliya Belenko, Chair of EFA’s Patient Education Workin ...

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Pollen allergy can decrease exam results! NAAF launched allergy tests in Norway
April is high season for birch, which is the most common and problematic pollen allergen in Norway. That is why EFA Member the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Foundation (NAAF) has launched an awareness  ...

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Comic on asthma diagnosis and treatment
Material: A comic explaining how is asthma diagnosed and treated Original name: Asthme: Depistage et Prise en Charge Author: French Federation of Friends of Lung and Respiratory Disabled Pati ...

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A guide to deal with astma in every day life, with self-management advice
Material: A guide to deal with astma in every day life, with self-management advice Original name: Opas astmaa sairastaville Author: The Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finla ...

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Guide for school nurses and teachers about the special needs of children with asthma
Material: A guide for school nurses and teachers about the special needs of children with asthma Original name:Ohje lapsen astmasta päivähoitoon/kouluun Author: The Organisation for Respirato ...

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Guide for parents of children and young people with asthma, with self-management advice
Material: A guide for parents of children and young people with asthma, with self-management advice Original name: Lasten ja nuorten astma and Astma hos barn och unga Author: The Organis ...

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Practical guide to exercice safely for people with respiratory disease
Material: Practical guide to exercice safely for people with respiratory disease  Original name: Hengitä ja hengästy Author: The Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland Language ...

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Parliamentarians got their allergies tested
With 150 million Europeans currently affected by allergy and estimations alerting that by 2025 half of the European population will suffer from them, we have helped the Interest Group on Allergy and A ...

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Health prevention is a right (and a duty)!
Last April 20th we were invited to represent the patients’ perspective a European Health Parliament panel on prevention and self-care, together with MEP Cristian Busoi (Romania, EPP), former Iris ...

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EU Conference on Chronic Diseases
The European Commission Directorate General for Health (DG SANTE) organised on April the 21st, the conference “Towards better prevention and management of chronic diseases” where Commissioner for Heal ...

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Register to AirPROM final event
AirPROM will end in June and partners are currently finalizing all activities and integrating the results. The latest AirPROM findings were discussed during the final partner meeting held in Leicest ...

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Bringing the patients’ perspective to the ERACoSysMED conference
On the 5th of April, EFA Project Manager Giuseppe De Carlo attended in Bratislave the funders meeting of ERACoSysMed (the ERANET on System Medicine) as a representative of the Scientific Advisory Boar ...

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A MUST READ: guide to involve patients in EU research
The U-BIOPRED project has published “A short guide to successful patient involvement in EU-funded research”. The booklet was produced by the project’s Patient Input Platform, a group of asthma patient ...

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Asthma and Allergy pictured at European Parliament
With 150 million Europeans currently affected by allergy and estimations alerting that by 2025 half of the European population will suffer from them, we have helped the Interest Group on Allergy and A ...

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RESPIRA celebrates the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Day
The Portuguese Chronic Respiratory Diseases patients’ organisation, RESPIRA, celebrated on April 21st the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Day, were they asked for the establishment of a National Pulmonary Re ...

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