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ImmUniverse: Good news for patients with atopic eczema
Health and care research today is going through a profound transformation. Thanks to evolving knowledge and the multiplication of health data and data exploitation tools, healthcare professionals and  ...

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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: Air Pollution and Health - EFA at air quality conference
On 21-22 January, EFA attended a conference on “air pollution and health: recent advances to inform the European Green Deal.” The event which built around keynotes and moderated discussions, was org ...

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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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EFA at EMA Patients and Healthcare Professionals Meeting
On 20 November, EFA attended the Annual European Medicines Agency meeting with all eligible organisations who are members of the EMA Patient and Consumer- and Healthcare professionals working parties  ...

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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 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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Global Vaccination Summit
EFA attended the 1st Global Vaccination Summit, held in Brussels on 12th September. The summit was a joint organisational effort of the European Commission and the World Health Organisation (WHO). T ...

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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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Join us on the 2nd World Atopic Eczema Day on September 14th
On September 14th, EFA, together with Global Skin, is marking World Atopic Eczema Day. With the day’s theme BENEATH THE SURFACE we raise awareness and understanding of this allergic skin disease. We i ...

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EFA at the Patient Access Partnership conference on the Future of Health
On 11 and 12 July, EFA was proud to contribute to the high-level conference of Patient Access Partnership (PACT) on ‘The Future of Health: Advancing the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in Europ ...

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Save the Date: World Atopic Eczema Day 14th September
On September 14th, EFA together with Global Skin we are marking the 2nd World Atopic Eczema Day with the theme BENEATH THE SURFACE to raise awareness and understanding of this allergic skin disease. A ...

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EFA Response to EMA Public Consultation on Patient Registries
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a public consultation on the basis of a discussion paper focusing on the “use of patient disease registries for regulatory purposes – methodological and op ...

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