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Interview with EFA President Marianella Salapatas

01 December 2010
Following her presentation at the event'COPD -Why is it such a silent killer?organised by the Representation of the European Parliament in Scotland, EFA...

Debate on smoking cessation at the European Parliament

01 December 2010
On the 29th of November, Irish MEP Marian Harkin hosted a dinner debate in the European Parliament entitled ‘Quitting: the way forward’, to discuss...

Belgian Presidency on 21st Century Healthcare for Europe

01 December 2010
On the 3rd of December, the Belgian Presidency of the EU, along with EFPIA (the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations) and...

Council conclusions on chronic diseases

01 December 2010
On the 7th of December, the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on...

Patients' rights in EU cross-border healthcare

01 December 2010
Following the adoption of the Council’s first-reading opinionon the draft Directive on Patients’ Rights in Cross-Border Healthcarein Europe, and before...

Astma Fonds launches national COPD risk test

01 December 2010
Netherlands
COPD
The Netherlands is estimated to have 300,000 people with undiagnosed COPD. Astma Fondsthe Netherlands Asthma Foundation, has launched a COPD risk test...

Impressions on the PCWP

01 December 2010
EFA board member Per-Åke Wecksell attended a training session at EMA headquarters, together with 30 other participants from different patient and consumers...

A European Strategy for Chronic Conditions

01 December 2010
The European Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Science and Industry workshop 9th December, of which EFA was one of the supporting organisations,...

Global Allergy and Asthma Platform gets organised

01 December 2010
Europe
Asthma , Allergy
The 3rd meeting of the GA²P², the Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform, a project initiated by EFA, will be held on the 11th of June 2011...

Media Alert: EFA launches video clip to mark World COPD Day 2010

17 November 2010
COPD
EFA LAUNCHES VIDEO CLIP TO MARK WORLD CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE DAY 2010 Brussels, 17 November 2010 - "It took me 3/4 hours to walk 259 yards (228m)'...

Announcement: Delayed treatment of COPD Causes Avoidable Suffering

06 November 2010
COPD
Disease Causes Avoidable Suffering and Elevates Healthcare Costs According to EFA’s New Book Brussels, 6. November 2009– The European Federation...

Bulgaria

01 November 2010
Bulgaria
Bulgarian EFA member ABBA has launched a leaflet in English presenting the organisation and its activities. These include events to mark World Asthma Day...

Chronic respiratory diseases discussed

01 November 2010
On the 6th to the 9th of October this year the thirteenth European Health Forum took place at Gastein, Austria. It is perhaps the biggest annual conference...

EFA member NAAF celebrates 50th anniversary

01 November 2010
On the 25th of September this year, EFA had the honour of attending the 50th anniversary of the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association, NAAF. Since EFA's...

Highlights

01 November 2010
1 September, Brussels: EFA had a high level meeting with the ERS and ELF on strengthening collaboration 18-22 September, Barcelona: EFA had a stand...

ENSP holds network meeting

01 November 2010
On the 8th and 9th of November, EFA attended the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) network meeting in Brussels entitled ‘Towards...

EU support EFA Call to Action on COPD

23 July 2010
EU
COPD
The European Respiratory Society (ERS), the European Lung Foundation (ELF), the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP), the Health...

Press Release: IHO unite to call for European action to combat COPD

14 July 2010
COPD
European and International Health Organisations unite to call for European action to combat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) BRUSSELS, 14...

Commission urged to come forward with another Environment and Health Action Plan

01 July 2010
BRUSSELS, 1 July 2010 - The "Environment and Health and EU policy" session of the European Commission’s Open Health Forum meeting in Brussels 29th of...

EFA in meetings - June 2010

01 July 2010
The Global Alliance against Respiratory Diseases Assembly, was held in Toronto, Canada on the 1st and 2nd of June. Otto Spranger from the Austrian Lung...