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EFA actions

23 May 2010
In preparation to this plenary, EFA issued a Position Paper on food labelling related to this proposal. EFA food allergy working group of members held...

Press Release: Today is World Asthma Day: All severe asthma is not the same!

04 May 2010
EU
Asthma
All severe asthma is not the same! The speedy development of new therapies for severe asthma to be increased by proving that no one is ‘average’. BRUSSELS,...

Raising awareness of symptoms caused by fragrances

04 May 2010
Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association will coordinate their local asthma and allergy associations’ action to point out the problem with asthma- and...

Multidisciplinary centre in allergy needed to prevent asthma

01 May 2010
Norway
Asthma , Allergy
The Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF) issued a press release demanding cross-professional centres for diagnosis and treatment of allergy...

All severe asthma is not the same!

01 May 2010
EU
Asthma
May the 4th is World Asthma Day (WAD), an international annual event to raise awareness on asthma and encourage better care for this people with asthma. Severe...

EFA in meetings - April 2010

01 May 2010
EFA held its Board Meeting followed by a Funding Partners Meeting on the 12th of April in Brussels. EFA Board Member Breda Flood participated as a patient...

Italian COPD Patient Association BPCO

01 May 2010
Italy
COPD
In order to obtain the revision of the “essential levels of care” of the Italian Ministry of Health and including COPD among the list of chronic...

"Oasis Allergies" magazine of the FPA and AFPRAL available

01 May 2010
Allergy
After 20 years of publication, the quarterly magazine of the Prevention des Allergies absl and Association Francaise pour la prevention des allergies“Oasis...

COPD European problem with European solutions

01 May 2010
EU
COPD
Our event on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease will take place at the European Parliament on the 30th of June, just after the EU Open Health Forum....

EU Open Health Forum in June, to be followed by EFA event

01 May 2010
The EU Health Forum is a consultation and information mechanism, which aims at making sure that the European Union Health Policy corresponds to the concern...

Brokerage event on FP7 Health Research: registration open!

01 May 2010
This event will take place at the Centre Albert Borschette, Brussels on the 8th of June 2010. The purpose is to introduce the priorities, novelties and...

European Parliament to hold historical debate and vote

01 May 2010
As announced in our April eZine, the vote at the European Parliament on the proposal for regulation on “the provision of food information to consumers”is...

EFA in meetings - March 2010

01 April 2010
Since our last eZine, EFA was represented in the following conferences and meetings: A conference organized by the European Generic Medicines Association...

World No Tobacco day 31st of May 2010

01 April 2010
In 2010 the theme will be “Gender and tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to woman”. Indeed, as the number of men smoking is peaking, the rate of...

New economic strategy for sustainable & inclusive growth

01 April 2010
On the 3rd of March the European Commission launched the Europe 2020 strategy proposal. It aims at getting Europe out of the economic crisis, and at preparing...

Information to patients and the EU update

01 April 2010
In 2008 the Commission made a proposal on information to patients/public on prescription-only medicines. The proposal aims at 'improving and harmonizing...

EMA launches Public consultation on its Road Map to 2015

01 April 2010
- Medicines
n January 2010 the European Medicine Agency (EMA) made available the draft of its road map “The Agency’s Contribution to Science, Medicines and Health”...

FFAAIR Walking Race against COPD

01 April 2010
COPD
The national campaign “walking Race against COPD” has been launched on the 31st of January in Marseille, France. The aim is to call public attention...

Italian COPD Patient Association, events and activities

01 April 2010
Italy
COPD
In May, Associazione Italiana Pazienti BPCO is organising ‘Breathe Day’ - Festa del Respiro, a local initiative of their member associations...

EFA's actions, and vote in ENVI committee

01 April 2010
Following our article on this topic in March issue of this e-zine, EFA sent a policy brief on “the Commission proposal on provision of food information...

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