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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...

Resources from EFA Conference Future of Patient Organisation

23 June 2009
This year’s conference was different from previous years, presenting modern projects with EFA involvement with the aim of defining a successful patient...

WHO and EFA Call for Global Action on Respiratory Disease

11 June 2009
ROME, 11 June 2009 - The World Health Organisation (WHO) and European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases (EFA) today announced that they are bringing...

Bulgarian and Romanian membership progress

01 June 2009
Bulgaria
6 May 2006 the European Commission published a monitoring report stating that Bulgaria and Romania could become members of the EU, as planned, on 1 January...

Launch of EU Public Health Portal

01 June 2009
On 10 May 2006, a newly designed EU Public Health Portal was launched at the EU e-health 2006 conference in Malaga, Spain. The website, which is now available...

The Recommendation calls on Member States to act

01 June 2009
1. Adopt and implement laws to fully protect their citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke in enclosed public places, workplaces and public transport as...

Smoke free Europe by 2012?

01 June 2009
The EU Health Commissioner Vassiliou presented 30 June 2009 in a press conference at the European Commission in Brussels a proposal for a European Council...

COPD Patients' Bill of Rights

01 June 2009
COPD
The First World Conference of Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Patients held 14 June 2010 in Rome by the International COPD Coalition and EFA...

Announcing EFA Conference and AGM 2010

01 June 2009
Our next conference and AGM will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania 28-29 May 2010 and hosted by our member the Lithuanian Council of Asthma Clubs. You are...

New member and new country joins EFA

01 June 2009
EFA Annual General Meeting 12 June welcomed Patientenliga Atemwegserkrankungen e.V. from Germany as our new member. Their main aim is to inform and train...

New Board for EFA

01 June 2009
We are delighted to introduce the new EFA Board, elected by our AGM 12 June; President, Marianella Salapatas, Greece, Vice President, Ondrej Rybnicek,...

WHO and EFA call for global action on respiratory diseases

01 June 2009
EFA and GARD launched a joint press release in connection our meetings in Rome highlighting that both are working with and for people with respiratory...

U-BIOPRED

10 January 2009
EU
Asthma
Unbiased BIOmarkers in PREDiction of respiratory disease outcomes (U-BIOPRED) U-BIOPRED is a research project created under the European Commission’s...

Know Your Air For Health

19 November 2008
BRUSSELS, 19 November 2008, World COPD Day (WCD) - EFA and Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) launched today a website www.knowyourairforhealth.eu...

Press Release: Two thirds of people with asthma do not lead a full life

06 May 2008
Europe
Asthma
Two thirds of people with asthma do not lead a full life because of their condition, new survey reports BRUSSELS, 6 May 2008, World Asthma Day (WAD) -...

COPD - Its hard to speak up when you are struggling to breathe

14 November 2007
COPD
STRASBOURG, 14 November 2007, World COPD Day, European Parliament EFA-ERS-ELF Press Conference - MEP Catherine Stihler launched a written declaration on...

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