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Can people in Europe afford to pay for healthcare? New WHO Report

20 May 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has conducted the first systematically report to monitor healthcare related financial protection in Europe. It focuses...

WHO publishes first guidelines on digital health interventions

20 May 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Digital Health
Over the last years, digital tools and solutions have increased their presence within the health sector. Their added value is to be found in numerous aspects,...

European Parliament approves new rules to boost food safety and consumer trust

20 May 2019
EU
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
Two months after EU ministers agreed on the revision of the food law, last April the European Parliament endorsed revisions put forward by the European...

European Parliament adopts resolution on Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals

20 May 2019
EU
Asthma , Allergy
- Chemicals
In its last plenary sitting under the current election term, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs). Such...

15 EU countries fail to submit their National Air Pollution Control Programme

20 May 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Air Quality
More than half of EU member states did not meet a key deadline in late April to submit their national air pollution programmes, an obligation under the...

EFA joins academics in calling for EU health research in action for equality in health

20 May 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
EU health research has made significant strides in better knowledge on prevention and care related topics, but how can research actually promote equality...

Europeans have positive attitudes towards vaccination, Eurobarometer shows

20 May 2019
EU
Asthma , Allergy, Other Diseases
- Medicines
In March 2019, the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) conducted a study on Europeans’ attitudes towards vaccination....

CURE asthma project news

20 May 2019
EU
Asthma
- Healthcare, - Medicines
In early May, CURE has been highlighted in an article presenting the project and its first results. The article can be found here. Furthermore, EFA did...

Join EFA webinar on patients’ data and research

20 May 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Digital Health
The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in 2018 has risen concerns on the ownership and use of personal data. The use of personal data...

Increasing reporting of food allergen management problems in the Netherlands

20 May 2019
Netherlands
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
EFA Member, Dutch Food Allergy Foundation, has started a campaign encouraging patients with food allergies and intolerances to report bad experiences within...

New outdoor air quality factsheet by Allergy UK

20 May 2019
United Kingdom
Asthma , Allergy
- Air Quality
EFA Member, Allergy UK, has published an outdoor air quality factsheet. The quick guide provides all necessary information on how outdoor air quality links...

FENAER asks for more nurses at schools to care for asthma

20 May 2019
Spain
Asthma
- Healthcare
EFA Member, FENAER, has held a special meeting with the president of the Spanish nurses and physiotherapists trade union to promote the presence of nurses...

What it is like to live with food allergies in Italy

20 May 2019
Italy
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
EFA Member, Foodallergy Italia, has conducted many activities around the EFA FOOD DETECTives project and the social media campaign #DetectiveFood. The...

World Asthma Day in Italy

20 May 2019
Italy
Asthma , Allergy
- Air Quality, - Healthcare
EFA Member, Federasma e Allergie Onlus Italia, attended a press conference on new initiatives for Asthma in the Gemelli Hospital, affiliated with the Università...

Save the Date: FENAER’s first online congress for respiratory patients

18 April 2019
Spain
Asthma , COPD
- Healthcare
EFA Spanish Member Federacion Española de Asociaciones de pacientes alergicos y con Enfermedades Respiratorias (FENAER) will hold its first online Congress...

Stichting Voedselallergie: Broadcast on food safety in hospitals

18 April 2019
Netherlands
Food Allergy
- Food Safety, - Healthcare
A survey co-organised by EFA Member Stichting Voedselallergie (Dutch Food Allergies Foundation) shows that hospitals are not always taking care of...

AFPRAL co-signs open letter to French Minister of Health

18 April 2019
France
Allergy, Other Diseases
- Inequalities
EFA Member the Association Française pour la Prévention des Allergies (AFPRAL) has co-signed an open letter calling on the French Minister of Health...

NAAF launches allergy and asthma podcast

18 April 2019
Norway
Asthma , Allergy
EFA Member Atma- og Allergiforbundet (NAAF) has initiated a podcast series to talk about allergies and asthma. Podcasts are emissions that can be directly...

EFA Capacity Building on Communications – Social Media

18 April 2019
Europe
Advocacy and communications are strongly interlinked. For both, social media are fantastic channels to spread messages and share information quickly and...

EFSA launches new framework to evaluate the cocktail effects of chemicals in food

18 April 2019
EU
Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Chemicals, - Food Safety
We are constantly exposed to chemicals in our daily life. It is in the cookies we eat, the cosmetics we use, and the clothes that we wear. Fortunately,...

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