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Asthma-Allergy Denmark tells shops to drop perfumed hand sanitisers

17 December 2020
PREVENT, - Chemicals
Danish EFA Member Asthma-Allergy Denmark is raising awareness around the use of perfumed hand sanitisers made available for people upon entry into shops...

Respiriamo Insieme: A digital community for patients with asthma, severe asthma, and allergies in Italy

17 December 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
INFORM, CARE, - Digital Health
EFA member Association Respiriamo Insieme launched the digital hub ‘Respiriamo Insieme Community’, a digital community for patients with asthma and...

Longfonds: Michael Rutgers voted most influential player in Dutch philanthropy

17 December 2020
Asthma , COPD
The Director of Dutch EFA member Longfonds, Michael Rutgers, has been named the most influential player in Dutch philanthropy for 2020-2021 by Philanthropy...

FFAAIR: World COPD Day became World COPD Week for FFAAIR

17 December 2020
COPD
INFORM
EFA’s member from France, FFAAIR, acknowledged World COPD Day on 18th November through taking part in a national debate on "Make COPD healthcare a priority”,...

COPN: World COPD Day in Czech Republic

17 December 2020
COPD
INFORM
EFA’s member the Czech Civic Association Against Lung Diseases (COPN), in cooperation with Czech Pneumological and Phthisiological Society, created online...

EFA President Mikaela Odemyr elected as chair of the ELF Patient Advisory Committee (PAC)

17 December 2020
Asthma , COPD
- Expert Patient Network
EFA President Mikaela Odemyr was elected as Chair of the European Lung Foundation (ELF)’s Patient Advisory Committee (PAC) in August 2020. In an interview...

EP Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma: Launch of the Youth Parliament's recommendations

17 December 2020
Asthma , Allergy, Food Allergy
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, - Interest Group
On Thursday 10 December, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy & Asthma hosted a digital launch for guidelines created by the the Allergy...

How do you care for atopic eczema? EFA at the EADV Virtual Congress

26 November 2020
Allergy, Other Diseases
- Patient Evidence, - Healthcare, - Quality of Life
Representing European atopic eczema patients, EFA took part in the annual  Congress of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology (EADV) that...

Europe’s Zero Pollution Action Plan: the chance for an air quality framework for better health

12 November 2020
Asthma , COPD
- Air Quality
Clean air is central to human health and essential to the wellbeing and quality of life for people with allergies and airways diseases. In 2021, the European...

The EU’s Renovation Wave champions green homes to reduce pollution but lacks health as a priority

28 October 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality
This month the European Commission published its Renovation Wave Strategy. This strategy outlines detailed plans to increase the energy efficiency of building...

Highlights from the Annual Stakeholder meeting of the EU Human Biomonitoring project – HBM4EU

15 October 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
INFORM, - Research Projects, PREVENT, - Chemicals
EFA participated and gave a short presentation to the Annual Stakeholder Forum of the EU Human Biomonitoring project on 30 September. The project, called...

European Parliament pushes for a 60% emissions reduction target in the new Climate Law

15 October 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality
At the start of October, the European Parliament voted to adopt an EU Climate Law with increased ambitions. The biggest news was MEPs calling for a 60%...

EFA participates in the 43rd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission

07 October 2020
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
The 43rd annual session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) was held from 24-26th September, and 12th and 19th October. It will also take place...

EFA allergy and respiratory patients conference

23 September 2020
Asthma , COPD
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, - Expert Patient Network
Digitalisation brings an enormous potential to improve health and care and the lives of patients. With new and emerging technologies, healthcare systems...

EFA response to the new EU Pharmaceutical Strategy: towards safe and more accessible medicines

23 September 2020
CARE, - Healthcare, - Medicines
Launched in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the EU Pharmaceutical Strategy draft is an initiative that, along with the Beating Cancer Plan, tops the...

AEPNAA releases guide on food allergies for educational centres in Spain

23 September 2020
Spain
Allergy, Food Allergy
- Food Safety
EFA Member the Spanish Association of People with Food and Latex Allergy (AEPNAA) have created a guide for educational centres in Spain to understand food...

New Danish study on peanut allergies

23 September 2020
Denmark
Food Allergy
EFA Member Asthma-Allergy Denmark has contributed to a study which reveals how peanut allergy affects the psyche. The study explored how limitations in...

Longfonds supports study of COVID-19 effect on lung tissue

23 September 2020
Netherlands
Other Diseases
- Research Projects
Longfonds have supported a study by LUMC where scientists are investigating how lung tissue reacts to the coronavirus. This research uses a so-called Long...

Smoking ban extended to e-cigarettes in the Netherlands

23 September 2020
Netherlands
Asthma , COPD, Other Diseases
- Tobacco & Smoking
Vaping and vaporising is no longer allowed in public from 1 July in the Netherlands, as part of an extension of the smoking ban to include e-cigarettes. This...

We joined World Patient Safety Day on September 17th!

23 September 2020
CARE
17th September is celebrated around the world as World Patient Safety Day. Organised by the World Health Organisation, the day is used to advocate for...