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European Commission creates the European health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) – EFA analysis

05 October 2021
EU
Considering the significant weaknesses in health systems and lack of European level coordination exposed during the COVID-19 crisis, in September the European...

EFA Capacity Building project: targeted trainings

30 September 2021
INFORM
EFA’s capacity building projects have strengthened organisational, advocacy, and communication skills in its members for over seven years. Each training...

Preliminary survey results on asthma and COPD patients and digital health - EFA’s DIGIT project

29 September 2021
Europe
Asthma , COPD
- Digital Health
In the current digital revolution, digital tools are increasingly popular to improve healthcare access and the relationship between patients and healthcare...

Atopic Eczema Consensus Europe is reaching its final conclusions

29 September 2021
Allergy
INFORM
In 2021, EFA is running a project to advance on the awareness and care gaps around atopic eczema and develop a Consensus on the burden of Atopic Eczema/Dermatitis...

EFA at the 71st meeting of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe

29 September 2021
Europe
INFORM
In our role status as accredited non-state-actor, EFA participated in the 71st meeting of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe between 13th-17th September...

Youth Parliament on Allergy and Asthma welcomes WHO Europe’s new strategy for health and sustainable development

29 September 2021
Europe
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM
Early this year, WHO Europe established the high-level Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development, an independent and interdisciplinary...

EFA response to Codex consultation on allergen labelling of prepacked foods

29 September 2021
Europe
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
The Food Labelling committee (CCFL) of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Codex Alimentarius Commission organised a request for comments on...

EFA presents early DIGIT findings at the European Lung Foundation’s Patient Organisation Day 2021

29 September 2021
Europe
Asthma , COPD
INFORM, - Patient Evidence
EFA was invited to present at this year’s European Lung Foundation’s (ELF) Patient Organisation Networking Day, focusing on “Digital health: the...

EFA renews accreditation as Non-State Actor for WHO Europe

29 September 2021
Europe
INFORM
On 15th September, the 71st World Health Organisation Regional Committee for Europe adopted a decision on engagement with non-State actors (NSA). We were...

Updates from the CURE project

29 September 2021
Asthma
INFORM, - Research Projects
The CURE project, funded by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 framework, aims to develop personalised asthma care through the use of phage (virus)...

Asthma-Allergy Denmark’s website gets a new look

29 September 2021
Denmark
EFA Member Asthma-Allergy Denmark has released a new website full of easy-to-find information on asthma, allergies, hay fever and eczema. The new website...

French Eczema Association sponsors 2nd PEAUsitive Race

29 September 2021
France
Allergy
In connection with World Atopic Eczema Day, the French Eczema Association led the 2nd PEAUsitive (SKINsitive) Race from 13-19 September2021. The race...

Longfonds: ‘The World Becomes Smoke-Free. Get Used to It’

29 September 2021
Netherlands
- Tobacco & Smoking
In line with their larger movement ‘Towards a Smoke-Free Generation,’ EFA’s Dutch Member, Longfonds launched a campaign in August to draw attention...

Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Foundation (NAAF) hosts webinar for World Atopic Eczema Day

29 September 2021
Norway
Allergy
In connection with World Atopic Eczema Day on 14 September, EFA Member NAAF held a free supplemental class for healthcare professionals, which was also...

Allergy UK launches new resources for National Eczema Week 2021

29 September 2021
United Kingdom
Allergy
In addition to regularly operating a patient helpline, Allergy UK launched several new resources for eczema diagnosis, management and treatment for National...

Swiss Lung Association and aha! Allergy Center launch online test for asthma control

29 September 2021
Switzerland
Asthma
EFA Members, the Swiss Lung Association and aha! Allergy Center, created an online test to gauge patients’ level of asthma control. Over 1,200 people...

PRESS RELEASE: Patients demand Europe to comply with the updated WHO Ambient Air Quality Guidelines

22 September 2021
Europe
Asthma , COPD
PREVENT, - Air Quality
22/09/2021, Brussels (Belgium) - The new WHO Ambient Air Quality Guidelines (AAQG) launched today set out an urgent need to take action to protect the...

WHO Regional Committee for Europe adopts European Immunization Agenda 2030: EFA analysis

15 September 2021
Europe
CARE, - Medicines
Yesterday, on 14th September, the 71st World Health Organisation Regional Committee for Europe adopted a Resolution on the European Immunization Agenda...

EU4Health Work Programme 2022: The Commission consults stakeholders on priorities, strategy and needs

13 September 2021
EU
CARE, - Healthcare
When the European Commission published the 2021 Work Programme of EU4Health in June, it was received with mixed feelings by civil society. On the...

EFA response to European Commission consultation on paediatric and orphan drugs

19 August 2021
EU
CARE, - Medicines
The European Commission launched a consultation in May to hear from civil society on how to update current EU Regulations governing the commercialisation...

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