PRESS RELEASE: Young patients with asthma need more investment in technology and health literacy
Young patients with asthma need more investment in technology and health literacy Brussels, 28 April, 2016 – BEFORE WORLD ASTHMA DAY. Asthma is the most common chronic disease in childhood. Today, 3 ...

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EARIP: Building the investment case for asthma research and development
The last EARIP partner meeting celebrated in London last 23rd of February served to present the 15 most important asthma research priorities for future investment. The identified priorities relate to  ...

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We need better research for better health outcomes
On 21st of January the European Commission's Scientific Panel for Health (SPH) presented its initial findings for future health research at the European Parliament to a wide range of stakeholders. T ...

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Patients’ views on the Medical Devices Regulation
On the 22nd of February, Senior EU Policy Advisor Roberta Savli met with the assistant of Mrs Wilmot MEP (rapporteur of the medical devices regulation in the European Parliament) together with the Eur ...

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Test your allergies at the European Parliament
The European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma will gather on the 26th of April to discuss how to improve allergy prevention and care in the European Union. The meeting will follow the E ...

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Need for increased investment in health
European population in good health is value in itself and also one of the prerequisite for the EU’s economic growth, which is one of the main goal of the Europe 2020 strategy. Although health is a pre ...

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First steps in harmonising COPD Care across Europe
Our 2014 report “Harmonizing Prevention and Other Measures for COPD Patients across Europe” revealed varying levels of COPD care across Europe. Following on from this research, and with the help of EF ...

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A respiratory tour of the world - Global Alliance against Respiratory Diseases Report
We wrote in July that the WHO has put new focus on respiratory diseases through their ‘Global Alliance against Respiratory Diseases’ where EFA is happy to be a founding member. The report from GARD’s  ...

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Patient Toolbox launched by EUPATI
On Wednesday 27th of January the European Patient's Academy on Therapeuric Innovation (EUPATI) launched it's new Educational Toolbox. The online toolbox contains patient-friendly, ready-to-use  ...

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WHO European health report 2015 - Targets and beyond
The World Health Organisation (WHO) European health report is now available to download. Printed copies can also be ordered in French, German and Russian. The report was released in English in Septemb ...

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Horizon 2020 Success Story – MeDALL project brings new insights into allergy
The MeDALL project ended in May with a public event organized by EFA at the European Parliament. During its 5 years of implementation MeDALL partners investigated the mechanisms of allergy from early  ...

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Patient Engagement Websites and Online Tools for Chronic Conditions
For many patients and their families finding the correct information on their condition is key to helping them manage it effectively. Increasingly we look for health information on line but it’s impor ...

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World COPD Day Campaign 2015
Wednesday 18th November marked the fourteenth World COPD Day, an annual event to raise awareness of COPD worldwide. For this year’s campaign EFA chose to highlight the meaningful actions that societ ...

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Access to health services in the European Union
This autumn the European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion on the “Access to health services in  ...

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A first step in providing a harmonised approach to COPD Care in Europe
Levels of COPD care can vary from country to country in Europe. Early detection and correct diagnosis is fundamental to guarantee timely diagnosis and effective treatment plans that can help patients  ...

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Horizon 2020: Launch of Work Programme 2016-2017
The European Commission will invest almost €16 billion in research and innovation in the next two years under Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding scheme, following a new work progra ...

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Mapping the use of European Structural and Investment funds in health
The report “Mapping of the use of European Structural and Investment funds in health in the 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 programming periods” presents the investments in health-related areas that have been ...

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European Need for Precision Medicine in Allergy and Airways Disease
Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. While significant a ...

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Which priorities for a European policy on multimorbidity?
On the 27th of October, EFA EU Policy and Membership Officer Jelena Malinina attended the conference on multimorbidity organised by the European Commission (EC). The conference highlighted the curre ...

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Public consultation on the access to health services in the European union
The European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) have launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion on the “Access to health services in the Eur ...

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