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Know your air for health website:Available in more languages

01 April 2010
The joint EFA and Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)“Know your air for health” websiteis now available in Frenchand Czechin addition to English,...

Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health

01 April 2010
The theme of the Conference was “Protecting children’s health in a changing environment”. Health and environment ministers from 53 countries, and...

EFA becomes a full member of European Medicines Agency PCWP

01 April 2010
In March 2010 EFA became full member of the Patients and Consumers Working Party (PCWP) at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The EMA is a decentralised...

World Asthma Day 4th of May is approaching

01 April 2010
EU
Asthma
EFA involved in U-BIOPRED project on understanding severe asthma better EFA is a partner in an EU research project on severe asthma the U-BIOPRED (Unbiased...

Asthma Highlighted as a Priority in HSE Plan in Ireland

23 March 2010
Ireland
Asthma
The Asthma Society of Ireland’s Demonstration Project was highlighted last month in the 2010 National Service Plan as part of a programmatic approach...

Health Technology Assessment- EFA conference 2010

23 March 2010
Are organizations representing people with allergy, asthma and COPD involved in reimbursement and health technology assessment processes? How are decisions...

The EPF tools on patient involvement in EU policy & project

01 March 2010
EFA collaborated in the EPF’s Value Plus Project, which consisted in exchanging information, experiences and best practices on the involvement of patients...

Council Recommendation on Smoke Free environments

01 March 2010
The European Council adopted on the 30th of November a recommendation on smoke free environments. It recommends that EU Member States comply before the...

EU Commission proposal for regulation on Food labelling

01 March 2010
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
In its proposal for regulation on "provision of food information to consumers", the European Commission proposes that all food containing allergenic substances...

Spanish EU Presidency of the Council: Health Priorities

01 March 2010
The Spanish Presidency has the following priorities in health: the reduction of inequalities in health, continuing care and clinical excellence, particularly...

The Lisbon Treaty: What it may change for health policy

01 March 2010
The Lisbon Treaty offers new opportunities for action by the European Union in the field of health. It preserves the competence of Member States on public...

EFA member news: Week 15 is the Allergy Week in Finland

01 March 2010
Finland
Allergy
The Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation and its’ member associations organize yearly Allergy Week in April 12th-18th. As before, we meet people...

EFA @ The European Life Science Circle's Patient Empowerment

01 March 2010
EFA Board Member Lina Buzermaniene spoke about learning to live with chronic respiratory diseases during this event that was hosted by MEP Jorgo Chatzimarkakis....

Announcing EFA event at the European Parliament on COPD

01 March 2010
COPD
44 million people in Europe have COPD and that number continues to increase, therefore incentive to raise awareness and fight this disease at European...

Greetings from EFA Meet and Greet EU institutions training

01 March 2010
In December a group of EFA members congregated in Brussels for EFA’s annual intensive two days to meet and greet the European Parliament, the Council...

2010 declared Year of the Lung

01 March 2010
EFA is a partner of the 2010: The Year of the Lung, an international campaign launched by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies and the European...

ASI launches 'control asthma at Christmas' guidance

01 January 2010
Ireland
Asthma
The Asthma Society of Ireland is alerting people with asthma, especially children, to take special care to avoid asthma triggers this Christmas and winter...

ASI rewards making a difference for people with asthma

01 January 2010
Asthma
On the 29th of November, the Asthma Society of Ireland awarded Nurse Mary Hughes from County Cork in Ireland the esteemed annual Órán Ó Muiré Bursary...

PAB organises a dinner without the notorious 14 allergens

01 January 2010
FPA (Prévention des Allergies Belgium) once again organised a symposium on food allergy for food caterers and catering students in a school in Brussels...

Press Release: Urgent need for change and an EU strategy to fight COPD

18 November 2009
COPD
EFA Highlights the Urgent Need For Change and A Comprehensive European Strategy to Fight Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Brussels, 18 November 2009...

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