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Working with the Media on health and environment

01 July 2005
The European Public Health Alliance Environment Network (EEN) and the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) recently released a new pocket guide Working...

Call for regional Champions for Patients for Patient Safety

01 July 2005
The Patient and Consumer workshop on patient safety, which was highlighted in the EFA Newsletter nro 1 will take place from November 27th to 1st December...

Global Alliance against Respiratory Diseases

01 July 2005
The website of Global Alliance Against Respiratory Diseases (GARD) was launched 18 August by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The aim of the GARD is...

EU tobacco advertising ban takes effect

01 July 2005
Directive banning tobacco advertising in the print media, on radio and over the internet entered into force on 31st July 2005. It also prohibits tobacco...

Patient representatives to EMEA Board

01 July 2005
The European Council of Ministers has finally made the appointments of the two patient representatives to the European Medicines Authority (EMEA) Management...

Report from the meeting of ECDC

01 July 2005
The Advisory Forum of the European Centre of Diseases Prevention and Control had its’ first meeting with their new Advisory Forum 11-12 July 2005. The...

New Pan-European Surveillance System for inhalant allergens

01 July 2005
The partners of the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network of Excellence (GA²LEN) have designed a new pan-European skin prick test panel to study...

Joint ERS-EFA PG course on patient-doctor communication

01 July 2005
If you are attending the ERS Congress in Copenhagen, be sure not to miss the joint ERS-EFA Postgraduate Course (PG 22) Improving physician-patient communication....

Launch of the EFA Fighting for Breath report

01 July 2005
The results of the EFA survey on severe asthma in Europe will be presented at the European Respiratory Society Congress in Copenhagen in September. 1300...

Allergic Rhinitis Patients Speak Out

28 June 2005
World Allergy Congress, Munich; 28 June 2005, Conducted by the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) in 11...

Press Release: A European patient perspective on severe asthma

03 May 2005
Europe
Asthma
1.5 million Europeans fear their asthma will kill them “Fighting for Breath” - A European patient perspective on severe asthma World Asthma Day,...

Learn to Live with Asthma - EFA project

01 January 2005
Europe
Asthma
In 2005 EFA completed its project on “Learning to Live with Asthma” aimed at answering important questions for asthma patients about coping...

The Allergic Patient in Europe

16 June 2004
Abstracts include overviews on the Towards Healthy Indoor Air in Dwellings in Europe (THADE) and Communicating about Food Allergies (INFORMALL) projects...

The Burden of Asthma in Europe

14 May 2004
Europe
Asthma
World Asthma Day, 14 May 2004 - On World Asthma Day 4 May 2004 GINA Global Initiative for Asthma published their Global Burden of Asthma report. The report...

Fighting for Breath - A European Patient Perspective on Severe Asthma

02 January 2004
Asthma
Full Report | Executive Summary This is the first report to communicate the experience of Europeans with severe asthma symptoms, by the patients. We hope...

Towards Healthy Air in Dwellings in Europe (THADE)

01 January 2004
The report presents an overview of evidence-based data about exposure to indoor air pollution and its health effects, particularly as regards allergies,...

EFA Supports World COPD Day 2013

19 November 2003
EU
COPD

19th November 2003 - EFA Supports World COPD Day Poster

Press Release: EFA calls for Awareness and Action on COPD in Europe

19 November 2003
COPD
EFA CALLS FOR AWARENESS AND ACTION ON COPD IN EUROPE DEDICATED WEBSITE LAUNCHED FOR COPD PATIENTS AND CARERS [Brussels, 19 November 2003]:The European...

Food Allergy Patients in Europe want to know what they eat

17 May 2003
Europe
Allergy, Food Allergy
- Food Safety
17th May 2003 - Food Labelling. An estimated 4 % of the adults and 8 % of the children in EU suffer from food allergy. EFA, the European Federation of...

Indoor Air Pollution in Schools

20 July 2001
Executive Summary  1 2 3 Investigates the issues related to indoor air quality in schools. This includes, indoor air pollution and allergic disseases...

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