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Treat Your Allergy! Finnish Allergy Week

01 March 2006
Finland
Allergy
The Finnish Allergy and Asthma Foundation are planning large information and event campaign entitled ‘Treat Your Allergy’ during national Allergy...

Asthma UK launches media campaign on seriousness of asthma

01 March 2006
United Kingdom
Asthma
There are 5.2 million people with asthma in the UK alone. This means that one in five households has a person with asthma. On 6 March, Asthma UK launches...

Welcome to the March edition of EFA’s online newsletter!

01 March 2006
Spring is almost here and with the EFA AGM and Conference in Prague in May 2006 fast approaching we have sent members information for the EFA Board nominations,...

Publication of the London Declaration for Patients

01 February 2006
8 February 2006 marked the publication of the London Declaration from Patients for Patient Safety following the WHO’s first Patients for Patient Safety...

Survey shows success of EU anti-smoking advertisements

01 February 2006
The European Commission has published the results of a post-test exercise on their anti-smoking HELP campaign being run across Europe. The results, which...

UK workplaces to go smokefree!

01 February 2006
United Kingdom
- Tobacco & Smoking
On 15 February 2005, UK MPs voted in favour of comprehensive smokefree legislation covering all workplaces, including restaurants and pubs selling food....

EU Public Health Call for Proposals 2006 launched

01 February 2006
On 14 February the European Commission launched the Call for Proposals 2006 to implement the prioritiy actions defined in the Work Plan 2006 of the Public...

'Allergic people together' in Finland

01 February 2006
Finland
Almost every other Finn is suffering from allergic symptoms in some stage of her/his life and EFA Member, the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation is...

First Allergy Cookbook published by EFA

01 February 2006
Europe, International, Slovenia
Food Allergy
- Air Quality
The Pulmonary and Allergy Patients Association of Slovenia have published the first allergy cookbook in the style of the Belgian ‘Fondation pour...

Asthma Care in Europe - time for change

01 February 2006
EU
Asthma
EFA was invited to a Policy roundtable discussion on 24 January in the European Parliament. The roundtable was organised in conjunction with IPCRG. EFA...

IPCRG and EFA submit comments to EMEA consultation

01 February 2006
On 19 January 2006, EFA and the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) submitted comments to the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) draft “Guideline...

EFA calls on MEPs to prioritize allergy, asthma and COPD

01 February 2006
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
On Wednesday 22 February, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee is due to vote on the European Commission Proposal for the EU 7th Framework...

Welcome to the February edition of the EFA online newsletter

01 February 2006
Thank you very much to those of you who responded to our Call for News this month and we are delighted to be including two articles in this month's bulletin...

Smoking in the workplace banned in Belgium

01 January 2006
Belgium
- Tobacco & Smoking
As from 1 January 2006, smoking is banned in all enclosed workplaces under the employer’s authority and to which workers have access (workplaces and...

Disappointment for Environment Campaigners

01 January 2006
The European Commission published its review of the Sustainable Development Strategy which was greeted with disappointment for its lack of ambition and...

New Austrian EU Presidency Work Programme

01 January 2006
Austria
At the end of December the Austrian foreign minister Ursula Plassnik indicated that her country's incoming six-month EU presidency will not push for the...

Implementation of the EU Action Plan on Environment & Health

01 January 2006
The implementation of the EU Action Plan on Environment and Health 2004-2010 is moving forward with the publication of six working papers by the Commission...

EU Commission invites group to join Pharmaceutical Forum

01 January 2006
The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) has been invited to be a member of the Pharmaceutical Forum, launched by the European Commission (DG Enterprise and...

Introducing EuroPrevall

01 January 2006
EFA is participating in EuroPrevall (Prevalence, Cost and Basis of Food Allergy in Europe), that draws attention to the 11-26 million people in Europe...

Welcome to the January edition of the EFA online newsletter!

01 January 2006
We would like to wish you all the very best for 2006. On 1 January 2006, you may be interested to know that the Austrian government took over the EU presidency...

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