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Allergy UK invited to the “Allergy House”

18 December 2019
United Kingdom
Allergy
In October, EFA member AllergyUK invited the outside world to explore the home of an atopic family. During the walk through the house, visitors could find...

Tour de France with COPD

18 December 2019
France
COPD
French EFA member FFAAIR, has organized for the second time the “COPD Tour de France” between November 18th and 22nd. Patient organisations and patients...

Scientific Panel for health and Finnish EU Presidency set the scene for prevention research and its implementation in Europe

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Healthcare
The Finnish EU Presidency and the Horizon 2020 scientific panel for health organised a workshop ‘Better Health and Wellbeing’ to look at success in...

Interest Group on Asthma and Allergy is launched! A new Direction for Allergy and Asthma health in Europe

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , Allergy
- Inequalities, - Healthcare, - Medicines
On November 26th, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma had its first policy meeting of the current 2019 -2024 mandate, organised...

EU takes the step towards clean air and a greener Europe!

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Air Quality
The Commission releases the Ambient Air Quality Directives Fitness Check report… At the end of November, the European Commission unveiled the long-awaited...

EFA presents Food DETECTives Report in the European Parliament

18 December 2019
EU
Food Allergy
On December 12th, EFA presented its new report “Quality of Life for People with Food Allergies in Europe: A Menu for Improvement” in a breakfast event...

EFA continues to #ShowLeadership for people living with allergies, asthma and COPD

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Air Quality, - Food Safety, - Inequalities, - Tobacco & Smoking, - Healthcare, - Medicines
In 2019, EFA launched the #ShowLeadership campaign to encourage relevant stakeholders – including patients and caregivers, healthcare professionals and...

State of Health in the EU Cycle: EFA at CoR Interregional Group on Health & Well-being

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Inequalities, - Healthcare
In early December, EFA attended the Committee of the Regions (CoR) “Interregional Group on Health & Well-being”. The meeting focused on a presentation...

EFA at EMA Patients and Healthcare Professionals Meeting

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Medicines
On 20 November, EFA attended the Annual European Medicines Agency meeting with all eligible organisations who are members of the EMA Patient and Consumer-...

European Health Parliament – 5th edition started

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
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...

EFA contributes to EPIS Summit

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare, - Medicines
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,...

EFA at EPF 2019 Congress

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
For the very first time, the European Patient Forum (EPF) organised a Congress on meaningful patient involvement. Between Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th,...

EFA becomes observer in Codex Alimentarius Commission

18 December 2019
EU
Allergy, Food Allergy
Starting in late October, EFA has been granted observer status in the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Thus, EFA will be subject to follow, attend and provide...

Moving forward to better management and personalised therapy in asthma and COPD

18 December 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Medicines
However, recent studies have shown that on a molecular level, certain patterns are shared by patients, suggesting that they may also share pathways of...

Winter is coming: Tips for clean air indoors

18 December 2019
Denmark
Asthma , COPD
In winter, indoor air quality may decrease due to heating, cooking and closed windows. Yet a lot can be done to have clean air indoors anyway. Danish EFA...

World COPD Day in Czech Republic

18 December 2019
Czech Republic
Asthma , COPD
EFA member Czech Associations against Lung Diseases, ČOPN, carried out several activities around World COPD Day 2019. In out-patient departments and department...

WE ARE HIRING: Communications Assistant (f/x/m) to start in January 2020

16 December 2019

EFA is looking for a full time Communications Assistant to start in January 2020.

The full job advertisement can be found here.

EFA-Live: EFA #ShowLeadership in Strasbourg

28 November 2019
On November 26th, EFA organized an event in the Strasbourg European Parliament to present its roadmap to patient safety, access to healthcare and...

EFA-Live: World COPD Day 2019

19 November 2019
Brussels, 19/20.11.2019.  Globally, more than 300 million people live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cigarette smoking remains...

EFA-Live: EFA at EFSA annual Stakeholder Forum

28 October 2019
Parma, 17/18.10.2019. On October 17-18, EFA attended the 3rd annual EFSA Stakeholder Forum meeting in Parma, Italy.  It is the second such meeting...

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