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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...

EFA-Live: State of health in the EU & digitalization of health promotion

30 January 2020
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
CARE, - Healthcare, - Medicines
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...

EFA-Live: Air Pollution and Health - EFA at air quality conference

23 January 2020
EU
Asthma , Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, - Air Quality
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...

EFA-Live: EFA’s new Roadmap – #ShowLeadership in 2020

17 January 2020
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality, - Food Safety, - Tobacco & Smoking, CARE, - Healthcare, - Medicines
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...

Joint letter calling concrete clean air steps in European Commission’s 2020 Work Programme

15 January 2020
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Air Quality, - Healthcare
EFA, together with seven other civil society organisations active in the field of health and environment, has sent a letter to Exececutive Vice-Presidents...

EFA-Live: Croatia takes over EU Council Presidency

08 January 2020
EU
On January 1st, Croatia took over the Presidency of the EU Council for the first time since becoming an EU member in 2013. For a period of six months,...

EFA Annual General Meeting 2020: Iceland

18 December 2019
EFA warmly invites all members to the Annual General Meeting, thematic programme and working groups in Reykjavik, Iceland 30-31 March 2020. Please find...

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Stay safe!
The EFA Team