EFA-Live: EU launches Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan
On February 4th, the European Commission presented “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”, one of the cornerstones of its health policy for the new legislative period 2019-2024. Cancer, which directly affects ...

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EFA-Live: State of health in the EU & digitalization of health promotion
On January 22nd, EFA attended a policy discussion on “the state of health in the EU and the digitalisation of health”, organized by the Brussels based think tank Bruegel. As the European Commission  ...

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EFA-Live: EFA’s new Roadmap – #ShowLeadership in 2020
Show you care about patients, show leadership! This is how the allergy, asthma and COPD patient community kick-starts the new decade. With a new roadmap and full of energy, EFA continues advocating to ...

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EFA presents Food DETECTives Report in the European Parliament
On December 12th, EFA presented its new report “Quality of Life for People with Food Allergies in Europe: A Menu for Improvement” in a breakfast event at the European Parliament. The event, with 40 pa ...

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EFA continues to #ShowLeadership for people living with allergies, asthma and COPD
In 2019, EFA launched the #ShowLeadership campaign to encourage relevant stakeholders – including patients and caregivers, healthcare professionals and policymakers – to take action and address the ch ...

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State of Health in the EU Cycle: EFA at CoR Interregional Group on Health & Well-being
In early December, EFA attended the Committee of the Regions (CoR) “Interregional Group on Health & Well-being”. The meeting focused on a presentation of the recently released European Commission  ...

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European Health Parliament – 5th edition started
For the fifth time, the European Health Parliament (EHP) has started its work in late November. The EHP connects and empowers the next generation of European health leaders to rethink EU health polici ...

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EFA contributes to EPIS Summit
Digital solutions have the potential to improve the life of millions of European patients and transform the way we deliver care at country level. However, the uptake of digital solutions is still low  ...

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EFA at EPF 2019 Congress
For the very first time, the European Patient Forum (EPF) organised a Congress on meaningful patient involvement. Between Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th, 300 delegates, including patient advocates, he ...

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EFA becomes observer in Codex Alimentarius Commission
Starting in late October, EFA has been granted observer status in the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Thus, EFA will be subject to follow, attend and provide input to the CAC sessions and meetings, wit ...

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EFA Capacity Building 2019: Evidence Based advocacy
Between November 26th and 27th, EFA members were invited to Strasbourg to engage in a 2-day programme, consisting of presentations from external speakers and a practical workshop. During the presentat ...

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EFA at 69th WHO Regional Committee in Copenhagen
Ahead of this important meeting, EFA produced a video statement which looked into the lessons learnt from the implementation of WHO Health2020 framework in the European region. WHO’s work in 2018/19 ...

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EFA at European Health Stakeholder Meeting in the European Parliament
On September 12th, EFA participated in a panel-discussion in the European Parliament on “Brexit: the European Parliaments’ role in prioritising patients, public health and health security across Europ ...

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Health is In! and with more responsibility in the new European Commission
The European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen announced the names and portfolios of the new college of Commissioners. The health files were handed to Stella Kyriakides from Cyprus who h ...

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EFA celebrates World Patient Safety Day
On September 17th, EFA has been active on the World Health Organizations’ (WHO) 1st World Patient Safety Day. The day has been set up to create awareness for patient safety and urge people for support ...

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International awareness days – great opportunities for patient groups
International awareness days are an opportunity to educate the general public on specific issues. Especially for patient organisations, it is a great possibility to mobilise political will and resourc ...

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Food allergen regulation around the world
EFA member Dutch Food Allergies Foundation, has shared an interactive chart providing interesting information on food allergen regulation around the world. The chart can be accessed here.
EFA response to EMA consultation on allergen product development in low-sized populations
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a public consultation on the basis of a concept paper for a ‘Guideline for allergen products development in moderate to low-sized study populations’. The ...

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EFSA publishes guidance on the use of threshold of toxicological concern approach in food safety assessment
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from the scientific community and all interested parties on the guidance on the use of the Threshold of Tox ...

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Medicines for rare diseases and children conference
On June 17th, the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) organised a conference on medicines for rare diseases and children. About 150 experts were present from  ...

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