MyAirCoach, at the forefront of European innovation
MyAirCoach, EFA’s smart inhaler project, has been recognised as an instrument that “provides better ways of treating asthma and helps scientists understand what is driving this growing global epidemic ...

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“The word “I can’t” must not exist when you live with COPD”
Since the beginning of the year we have introduced you to COPD patients who help themselves through regular exercise in their own terms. People like us who one day get the heavy diagnosis of a tough,  ...

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EFA at the leading respiratory (ERS) and dermatology (EADV) conferences
EFA will participate this September in two leading respiratory and dermatology conferences, where we will expose our projects and bring our patients perspective to those fields.  From the 9 to 13 ...

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Sign up and join the march for the more than 300 million people with Allergy and Asthma
You are still on time to join the 4,200 signatories of the Call to Action on Allergy and Asthma Sign now! http://www.callallergyasthma.eu/
Estonian presidency, what will be the new priorities on health?
The Estonian presidency of the council of the European Union has started on the 1st July. The small Baltic state has chosen to bring to the its first-ever presidency of the EU some hints of its succes ...

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EFA joins #EU4health, a campaign asking the European Commission to do more for health
EFA has signed the EU4Health campaign together with 196 organisations that ask the president of the European Comission, Jean-CLaude Juncker, to include Health as a priority on the future Scenario of t ...

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More Europe for better innovation for health and wellbeing
Europe is in an ideal position to take the leading role health and wellbeing’ according to the new editorial of Progress and Preventive Medicine “Viva Europa, a land of excellence in research and inno ...

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EFA at the Spanish respiratory research network, CIBERES
On June 30th, EFA Ambassador to the South and Board Secretary Carlos Nunes participated in the annual open days of CIBERES, the Spanish Biomedical Research Network Center on Respiratory Diseases. Cibe ...

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A teen with food allergies first travel abroad alone – Testimonial from AEPNAA
Youth and children with food allergies face significant challenges in their development to live a full life. One of these challenges is travelling abroad, tossing aside the "home's security" and manag ...

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EFA at Alpbach Health Symposium on the importance of leadership for patients involvement
EFA representative Roberta Savli assisted to Alpbach Health Symposium “Leadership for patients’ involvement, Leadership for health – supporting transformational change for population health management ...

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PACT discusses the future role for healthcare in the EU
The ageing of the population, cuts in health budgets, and rising levels of health inequalities where some of the focal points addressed in the debate “Future Scenarios for the EU. What role for the He ...

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Air pollution is the first environmental health priority in Europe
European Member States have adopted a Declaration of the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health that sets priorities and actions for implementation after 2017. EFA brought the patients ...

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Health research in a connected and participative Society
EFA co-chaired with the European Commission a session in the 2nd Annual forum of the Horizon 2020 Scientific Panel for Health, organized by the European Commission DG Research together with the Scient ...

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How to make health data analysis patient centered?
On the 7th June, EFA Isabel Proaño presented at the event "How to create an ecosystem which unlocks the full potential of health data?", organised by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industri ...

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ERS presidential summit – Research last findings on personalized treatments and medicines
Daniela Morghenti, EFA EU policy adviser, participated at the ERS Annual Presidential Summit hosted at Ghent University on the 13th -14th of June, where “A public health approach to respiratory health ...

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Ensure Universal Health Coverage for All by 2030
The alarming figures from the latest report from the Commission and the OECD ‘Health at Glance’, show that a substantial patient population is not regularly covered for health care costs. The E ...

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EFA 2020 - The future of allergy, asthma and COPD patients Europe
Updating and upgrading EFA priorities 2020. AGM, Florence, 22May 2017 Stanimir Hasurdjiev, Patient Access Partnership PACT and European Patient’s Forum representative presented on patient involvemen ...

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EFA Patients best practices
EFA Patients best practices As an alliance of 42 patient associations, we can coordinate our strengths by understanding what are the successful stories within our different members states organisati ...

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EFA 2017 AGM: a new Member and a new Board
From the 21st to the 23rd May, our family of allergy, asthma and COPD patients met for EFA’s 2017 Annual General Meeting in Florence. We approved and prepared for the next steps for our organisation a ...

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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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