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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,...

The COPD Patient: a partner worth listening to...

01 March 2006
Italy
COPD
Within an international Conference on Pulmonary Advances (Stresa, Lake Maggiore, 22-25 March 2006), the Italian COPD Patients Association AIP-BPCO will...

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...