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Community System on Safety of Medicines

01 May 2006
In EFA's February ezine, you may remember that we reported EFA and the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) having made comments to the...

Update on Seveth Framework Programme for Research (FP7)

01 May 2006
As members will know from a communication sent 17 May, the European Parliament (EP) groups, who are giving opinion on the proposal for the FP7 have reached...

Are you in control of your asthma, or is it in control?

01 May 2006
United Kingdom
Asthma
Asthma UK launched the Asthma Control Test? on World Asthma Day. The Test is a 60-second five-point questionnaire to help people really understand how...

World Asthma Day in Kaunas, Lithuania

01 May 2006
Lithuania
Asthma
World Asthma Day on 2 May was celebrated in Kaunas, by a conference “Living with Asthma“  directed at nurses...

FFAAIR action on COPD

01 May 2006
France
COPD
French authorities, together with medical and scientific organisations, medical research, FFAAIR and other patients associations, have defined the goals...

Welcome to the May edition of EFA's online newsletter!

01 May 2006
Greetings from the EFA Annual General Meeting and Conference in Prague! The 10th EFA Conference 10-13 May had a record participation of over 500 delegates,...

Launch of the 'Lifting the Smoke-screen' on passive smoking

23 April 2006
A report by the Smoke-Free Partnership, partnership between European Respiratory Society (ERS), Cancer Research UK and National Institute of Cancer in...

Welcome to the April edition of EFA's online newsletter!

23 April 2006
The global theme for the World Asthma Day (WAD) 2 May this year – Unmet Needs lead to poor asthma control – reminds us what we learned from patients...

Wednesday 8 March 2006: National No Smoking Day in the UK

01 April 2006
United Kingdom
- Tobacco & Smoking
This year’s National No Smoking Day in the UK focuses on cessation and how to stop smoking, which is particularly relevant following the decision last...

Health Inequalities: Challenge for Europe' report published

01 April 2006
On 14 March 2006, the European Commission’s DG Health and Consumer Protection published two new reports on Health Inequalities in Europe, commissioned...

Europeans are worried about medical errors

01 April 2006
According to a Eurobarometer survey published in February, European citizens generally do not feel protected from medical errors and European health care...

New EU Public Health Programme voted in European Parliament

01 April 2006
On 6 April 2005 the Commission adopted a Health and Consumer protection Strategy and a proposal for a European Parliament and Council Decision creating...

World Asthma Day in Lithuania

01 April 2006
Lithuania
Asthma
The Lithuanian Council of Asthma Clubs is holding events to celebrate World Asthma Day in Lithuania on 6 and 7 May 2006.  Representatives from more than...

Asthma UK launches Asthma Control Test

01 April 2006
United Kingdom
Asthma
On World Asthma Day on 2 May 2006, Asthma UK is launching the Asthma Control TestTM, a 60-second five-point questionnaire to help people really understand...

EFA advocacy for a stronger EU Strategy on Air Quality

01 April 2006
In March, EFA, the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and the EPHA Environment Network (EEN) sent a joint letter to the rapporteurs of the European...

WHO launches global alliance to fight chronic respiratory diseases

28 March 2006
BEIJING, 28 March 2006 – Today, members of the World Health Organization (WHO) met in China for the official launch of the Global Alliance against Chronic...

Declaration on Patient-Centred Healthcare launched at IAPO

01 March 2006
A Declaration on Patient-Centered Healthcare was launched at the International Alliance of Patients’ Organizations (IAPO) second Global Patients Congress...

Asthma care in the EU - a time for change

01 March 2006
Asthma
The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) has just released a report of the policy roundtable on asthma, which it hosted with UK MEP Liz...

EU Information Day for Public Health Work Plan 2006

01 March 2006
The European Commission adopted the 2006 Work Plan for implementation of the Public Health Programme (2003-2008) on 10 February 2006. Following the adoption,...

Launch of GARD

01 March 2006
The launch of the Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD), alliance of internationally recognized organizations, institutions and agencies,...

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