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PRESS RELEASE: New European report on digital health in chronic respiratory disease

14 June 2022
EU, Europe
Asthma , COPD
CARE, - Digital Health
Survey shows patients willing to embrace digital tools if their key concerns are addressed BRUSSELS, 14/06/2022 – A new publication reveals that patients...

News Release: Global Dermatology Coalition Launched to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with Dermatological Diseases Worldwide

25 May 2022
Allergy
CARE
25th May 2022 - Geneva Today, a patient-led multi-stakeholder group of like-minded organizations – including dermatology patient organizations, health...

Health impacts of air pollution must be addressed in the EU Air Quality Directives Revision

22 May 2022
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, CARE
In April, EFA participated in the second and last stakeholder meeting on the revision of the EU Air Quality Directives, organised by the European Commission’s...

EFA welcomes the EU’s Non-Communicable Diseases Initiative and contributes to the consultation

22 May 2022
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, CARE
In December 2021, the European Commission launched the first effort in more than a decade to address the challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)...

The Health and Environmental Research Agenda for Europe reflects allergy and asthma needs

22 May 2022
EU
PREVENT
The EU-funded project ‘Integrating Environment and Health Research: a Vision for the EU’ brought together the World Health Organization (WHO), national...

European Medicines Agency starts new mandate on health crises preparedness

22 May 2022
EU
CARE, - Medicines
On 1 March 2022 entered into force the Regulation 2022/123 on the new extended mandate of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Inspired by the learnings...

EFA offers EUPATI Fellow Training to Members – Express your interest today!

22 May 2022
Europe
INFORM, - Expert Patient Network
As part of our Capacity Building project, EFA will sponsor five allergy, asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and patient...

Asthma + Lung UK advocates for lung patients facing rising living costs

22 May 2022
United Kingdom
Asthma , COPD
Like many places in the world right now, living costs are rising sharply in the UK. This is particularly concerning for people with lung conditions who...

Asthma + Lung UK raises funds for lifesaving research

22 May 2022
United Kingdom
Asthma , Allergy
Asthma + Lung UK is coordinating ‘Team Breathe’ for the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London to raise money for lifesaving research into lung disease. The...

Asthma-Allergy Denmark establishes research foundation

22 May 2022
Denmark
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM
Asthma-Allergy Denmark recently opened its own research foundation to award scholarships and financial assistance for research and other scientific initiatives...

Longfonds urges Dutch municipalities to take action on air pollution

22 May 2022
Netherlands
Asthma , COPD
PREVENT, - Air Quality
In the Netherlands, almost 1 million people with lung disease suffer due to air pollution. 50,000 people ended up in hospital at least once in the past...

NAAF launches new app for peer support in Norway

22 May 2022
Norway
Allergy
The Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF) launched an application to provide the opportunity to meet peers or relatives of those living with...

NAAF prepares for pollen season in Norway

22 May 2022
Norway
Allergy
In February, the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF) issued its first pollen warning of the 2022 season through its daily national pollen alert...

EFA Annual General Meeting 2022

12 May 2022
Europe
INFORM
EFA's Annual General Meeting 2022 On 31st March 2022, EFA held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in an online format. The AGM was followed by two membership...

CURE Asthma concludes with a final conference

05 May 2022
EU
Asthma
March saw the conclusion of CURE, a four-year long research project funded by the European Union Programme Horizon 2020 which explored new approaches to...

Food allergy patients express concerns over substitutes to sunflower oil and labelling

26 April 2022
EU, Europe
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
Apart from terrible costs in human lives and suffering, the Russian war against Ukraine has considerable implications for food availability across Europe...

EFA 2022 Project: GUIDE Asthma

15 April 2022
Europe, International
Asthma
INFORM
In 2022, EFA will work alongside the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to further develop  patient guidelines for asthma patients and their carers...

Review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD): another missed opportunity to address indoor air pollution in Europe?

12 April 2022
EU
PREVENT, - Air Quality
In December 2021, the European Commission’s Directorate General for Energy published its proposal for an updated Energy Performance of Buildings Directive...

EFA response to EU Food Information to Consumers Regulation raises concerns that gaps on food allergen information are forgotten

24 March 2022
EU
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
In December 2020, the European Commission launched the revision of the Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation 1169/2011, the main EU legislation...

The new Health Emergency and Response Authority unveils its first workplan

15 March 2022
EU
CARE, - Healthcare
Established at the end of 2021, the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) has set up to improve EU coordinated response on the prevention,...