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Finnish EU Presidency Programme: Health insights

20 June 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
From 1st of July onwards, Finland will lead the European Council’s work for six months. The Scandinavian country plans to focus on the Economy of Wellbeing...

EFA atopic eczema scientific publications

20 June 2019
EU
Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
Our study ITCHING FOR LIFE – Quality of Life and costs for people with severe atopic eczema in Europe continues to be to date the largest survey conducted...

Apply to participate in the IMI pool of patient experts

20 June 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare, - Medicines
The Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) is a public-private partnership between the European Union and the European pharmaceutical industry. It is working...

FFAAIR celebrates its Annual Congress

20 June 2019
France
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
In May 2019, EFA Member Fédération Française des Associations et Amicales de malades insuffisants ou handicapés Respiratoires (FFAIR) held its Annual...

Swedish Heart & Lung Association Congress

20 June 2019
Sweden
Asthma , COPD

By the end of May, EFA member Riksförbundet HjärtLung held its annual congress.

Congratulations to President Inger Ros for her re-election!

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aha! Swiss Allergy Center: Annual Report 2018

20 June 2019
Switzerland
Allergy

EFA Member, aha! Swiss Allergy Center has published its annual report 2018. The digital version can be found here.    

FENAER launches its first Satellite Congress

20 June 2019
Spain
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
EFA Spanish Member Federación Española de Asociaciones de pacientes alérgicos y con Enfermedades Respiratorias (FENAER) held its first online congress...

New Allergy & Asthma Foundation campaign focuses on hay fever in Denmark

20 June 2019
Denmark
Allergy
- Air Quality
In Denmark, up to one million people live with pollen allergy. Despite most of them are experiencing symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing and red eyes,...

French Eczema Association celebrates Eczema Day

20 June 2019
France
Allergy, Other Diseases

On June 1st, EFA French Member, Association Française de l'Eczéma celebrated the national Eczema Day with a conference in Paris.

World No Tobacco Day will emphasise lung health

20 May 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Tobacco & Smoking
This World No Tobacco Day will be a great opportunity to reflect on the effects tobacco has on our respiratory health, as our lungs and airways will be...

EFA signs joint letter to Codex Alimentarius Commission on food allergen labelling

20 May 2019
EU
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
EFA has co-signed a joint letter addressed to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), the body responsible for all matters regarding the implementation...

Event report of the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma published

20 May 2019
EU
Asthma , Allergy
- Air Quality, - Tobacco & Smoking, - Healthcare, - Medicines
On 20th March, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma, co-run by EFA and EAACI, organised at the European Parliament a Breakfast...

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...

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