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Belgian EU Presidency of the Council: Health Priorities

01 July 2010
From the 1st of July until the end of the year, Belgium is holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. EFA welcomes the fact that Belgium’s...

Health Stakeholders call for action

01 July 2010
A draft call for action “Together for Health – Europe 2020 and beyond, what we can do together” was prepared before the Open Health Forum and was...

Recommendations for better health and environment policies

01 July 2010
As announced in our June eZine the Workshop on integrating environment and health towards better health in the Open Health Forum, coordinated by EFA and...

Open Health Forum 2010, integrating health in all policies

01 July 2010
The Open Health Forum on 29th and 30th of June reunited many stakeholders to discuss integration of health in all EU policies. EFA was in the Steering...

Launched Call to Action on COPD at the European Parliament

01 July 2010
EU
COPD
Just after the EU Open Health Forum on the 30th of June, EFA reunited many stakeholders at the European Parliament in Brussels to make the case for strong...

Press Release: EFA launches the first European Call to Action on COPD

30 June 2010
EU
COPD
EFA launches the first European Call to Action on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease at the European Parliament Brussels, 30 June 2010 - EFA has...

The UN adopt a Resolution on non-communicable disease

23 June 2010
Non-communicable diseases, including chronic respiratory diseases, kill nearly 35 million people each year, including 9 million before the age of 60. The...

Will Europe Suffocate or Breathe?

16 June 2010
BRUSSELS,16 June 2010 - On June 30th following the European Open Health Forum, EFA will hold an important event hosted by MEP Catherine Stihler, at the...

Live-saving decisions at the European Parliament on food labelling

14 June 2010
Food Allergy
- Food Safety
BRUSSELS, 14 June 2010 - EFA together with the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) highlight the importance of the plenary...

Governments not protecting the health of citizens

10 June 2010
BRUSSELS, 10 June- The European Respiratory Society (ERS) together with the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations...

EFA in meetings - May 2010

01 June 2010
EFA participated to the Seminar on Health Technology Assessment organised by the European Patients Forum (EPF) on May 19th. It involved more than 80 patient...

Ask EU Parliament to sign the Written Declaration!

01 June 2010
As explained in our last issue, the officially recognised European Patient’s Right Day would be a day dedicated to raising the awareness among patients...

75% of EU citizens support stronger tobacco control measures

01 June 2010
Ahead of World no Tobacco Day 31st of May, a new Eurobarometer survey on tobacco was released. The survey shows that 3 on 4 European citizens support pictorial...

European Parliament held historical vote on the 16th of June

01 June 2010
The European Parliament (EP) debated on the proposal for a regulation on food information to consumers on the 15th of June, and adopted amendments on the...

World Asthma Day in Bulgaria orgamised by ABBA

01 June 2010
Bulgaria
Asthma
On World Asthma Day in May the Association organised in 7 cities (Sofia, Plovdiv, Stara Zagora, Varna, Pleven, Berkoziva) in Bulgaria 2000 spirometry tests,...

European Commission Open Health Forum workshop

01 June 2010
A day before our event on COPD, EFA and Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) coordinated a workshop on “Integrating environment and health policy towards...

Launch of the Call to Action on COPD

01 June 2010
EU
COPD
Will Europe Suffocate or Breathe? On the 30th of June, EFA held a successful event hosted by MEP Catherine Stihler, at the European Parliament in Brussels,...

Greetings from EFA Annual General Meeting

01 June 2010
Vilnius in Lithuania was the city that hosted the 14th EFA Conference. The first day was dedicated to the AGM and the second day was a half a day conference....

EFA actions

23 May 2010
In preparation to this plenary, EFA issued a Position Paper on food labelling related to this proposal. EFA food allergy working group of members held...

Press Release: Today is World Asthma Day: All severe asthma is not the same!

04 May 2010
EU
Asthma
All severe asthma is not the same! The speedy development of new therapies for severe asthma to be increased by proving that no one is ‘average’. BRUSSELS,...