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EU action on health is more urgent than ever: 9 ways for action

28 May 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
The #EU4Health coalition calls on EU institutions and national governments to act now and adapt to the new realities brought by COVID-19. In a joint statement,...

Global asthma leaders – EFA President and Director to join the GINA Advocates team

22 May 2020
Asthma
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
EFA President Mikaela Odemyr and EFA Director Susanna Palkonen have been selected to join the prestigious Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) network as...

Living with asthma and COPD in Europe in a time of Covid-19

23 April 2020
Asthma , COPD
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, CARE
Respiratory patients are widely considered a risk group for Covid-19. Yet how do they experience the pandemic? EFA has spoken with patients from six European...

Danish study on mould problems in housing

08 April 2020
Denmark
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality, CARE, - Quality of Life
Mould inside an apartment or house has serious negative effects on respiratory health of its inhabitants and can lead to chronic diseases such as asthma....

Clean Air Agreement in the Netherlands

08 April 2020
Netherlands
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality
On January 13th, the Dutch Minister for Environment and Housing, Stientje van Veldhoved, together with 36 municipalities and nine provinces, signed the...

Asthma Society of Ireland "inundated" with calls over coronavirus fears

08 April 2020
Ireland
Asthma , Other Diseases
CARE, - Healthcare
EFA Member, Asthma Society of Ireland has urged the Health Service Executive (HSE) to develop specific advice for people with long-term respiratory illnesses...

Asthma management advice for people concerned about coronavirus

08 April 2020
United Kingdom
Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare

EFA Member, Asthma UK provides advice on how to manage asthma when concerned about coronavirus. More information here.

3 TR: Improving treatment for asthma and COPD patients in Europe

08 April 2020
Asthma , COPD
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, - Research Projects
If you are an asthma or COPD patient and do not properly respond to your treatments, the 3TR project might be interesting for you: With 3TR – taxonomy,...

Future of European Health Research

08 April 2020
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, - Research Projects
As EFA is highly involved in European research projects such as CURE or 3TR, we attended a discussion on the future of European Health research in late...

European Meteorological Network looking to improve pollen monitoring

08 April 2020
Asthma , Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality, CARE, - Quality of Life
Spring is getting closer and with it also the pollen season, a nightmare for many people living with allergy and respiratory diseases, who see their quality...

EFA Annual General Meeting of Members priroritised needs of respiratory patient community for COVID-19

08 April 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
Between 30th and 31st March, EFA organised its first ever virtual Annual General Meeting of Members (AGM). Given the difficult public health circumstances...

EFA brings air quality pesrpective to the Committee of the Regions

08 April 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality
Early March, EFA participated in a stakeholder consultation "The Future of EU Clean Air policy in the framework of the zero-pollution ambition" to inform...

EFA response to public consultation on fragrance allergen labelling

08 April 2020
EU
Allergy, Other Diseases
INFORM, PREVENT, - Chemicals
In February, EFA submitted its response to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG...

EFA response to public consultation on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

02 April 2020
Other Diseases
PREVENT, - Air Quality, - Tobacco & Smoking, CARE, - Healthcare, - Quality of Life
On the occasion of World Cancer Day on February 4th, the European Commission launched its most landmark initiative for this term in the area of health...

EFA launches European Allergy & Asthma Youth Parliament

31 March 2020
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM, - Interest Group
In 2020, EFA kicks-off the European Allergy & Asthma (EA2) Youth Parliament, making the youth voice heard by policymakers! As young allergy and asthma...

EFA Patients responds to EU Farm to Fork Strategy

26 March 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality, - Food Safety
The transition towards a sustainable food system is one of the cornerstones of the EU Green Deal. This includes climate-friendly production, safe processing...

Member States open to review EU air quality standards

16 March 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality
On March 5th, the Ministers of Environment of the EU Member States adopted a set of conclusions on the improvement of air quality in Europe. Breathing...

ImmUniverse: Good news for patients with atopic eczema

05 March 2020
EU
Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, - Chemicals, CARE, - Healthcare
Health and care research today is going through a profound transformation. Thanks to evolving knowledge and the multiplication of health data and data...

European Human Exposome Network: Background, Promise, Patients

14 February 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
On February 11th, EFA participated in the launch event of the European Human Exposome Network. The ambitious European Commissions’ initiative aims to...

EFA-Live: EU launches Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan

07 February 2020
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, - Air Quality, - Tobacco & Smoking, CARE, - Healthcare
On February 4th, the European Commission presented “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”, one of the cornerstones of its health policy for the new legislative...

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The EFA Team