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Health Topics to be addressed by the Romanian Presidency

15 January 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
In January, Romania took over the EU Council Presidency for the first time since the country joined the EU in 2007. Until June 2018, Romania will ensure...

EU discussions on the Air Quality Directives shift towards the toll pollution has on our health

15 January 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Air Quality
EFA participated in the 2nd Stakeholder Workshop organised by the European Commission on January 15 in the context of the ongoing Fitness Check of...

Many obstacles remain to the involvement of patients in the ongoing EU HTA environment

15 January 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Other Diseases
- Healthcare, - Medicines
On January 16th, EFA attended the annual meeting of the Health Technology Assessment Network Stakeholder Pool, hosted by the European Commission. During...

EFA Plans for 2019

15 January 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
Welcome to a powerful 2019! This year, we will have exciting new projects and events coming up! The EFA Annual General Meeting will take place in March...

Stakeholders efforts to put health in the EU elections debate

14 December 2018
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare, - Medicines
Following the #EU4Health campaign, led by EPHA and EPF, on November 29 th the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Associations (EFPIA) organised...

EAACI Strategic Forum

14 December 2018
EU
Asthma , Allergy
- Healthcare
EFA President Mikaela Odemyr addressed a distinguished audience on the topics for allergy and asthma patients, namely prevention, care, participation and...

EFA meets Romanian patients who aim to build a national organisation

14 December 2018
Romania
Asthma , Allergy
- Healthcare
On 19 th of November 2018, EFA organised a meeting with a group of patients in Brasov, Romania, willing to establish a patient organisation on respiratory...

Advocacy to increase EU research investment at the High-Level Conference on EU Research and Innovation

14 December 2018
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
- Healthcare, - Medicines
In March 2000, the European Union stated the ambitious goal of becoming the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economy in the world, by 2010....

EFA joins the leadership of PACT

14 December 2018
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
PACT is an awarded innovative and inclusive ‘pact’ for fair access for patients, led by the EPF and the Bulgarian Patient Platform. Susanna joined...

New study on the health costs of diesel pollution

14 December 2018
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Air Quality
On November 27, we represented patients with allergy and airways diseases in roundtable at the launch of the report “Health impacts and the health costs...

EPF Taskforce on nutrition

14 December 2018
EU
Allergy
- Healthcare
On 4 th December, EFA joined the EPF Patient task force meeting on nutrition, together with ten other representatives of EU umbrella and national patients’...

Feedback from the ‘European Patient Innovation Summit’

14 December 2018
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Healthcare, - Medicines
Which digital technologies have the greatest potential to empower patients? What actions can patient organisations take? These two questions were at the...

The burden of allergy has decreased in Finland

14 December 2018
Finland
Asthma , Allergy
- Healthcare
EFA member, the Finnish Lung Health Association (Filha) organized the National Asthma and Allergy Conference in Helsinki on November 22 nd and 23 rd ....

Lecture Day at World COPD Day in Prague

14 December 2018
Czech Republic
Asthma , COPD
- Healthcare, - Medicines
On 23 rd November a lecture Day on World COPD Day has been organized in Prague offering 14 interesting lectures to participants. The program was primarily...

New faces at EFA

18 December 2018
Our Communications Assistant, Nolwenn Coutel-Darrieu finished her internship with us in December. Thank you for your great work and contribution to EFA....

In memoriam, Günther Hirsch, COPD advocate

14 December 2018
Austria
COPD
Mr. Günther Hirsch passed away in peace in November 2018. As a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient he was engaged in the advocacy work...

FENAER launches a shock-plan on tobacco, COPD and spirometry in Spain

19 November 2018
EU, Spain
Asthma , COPD, Other Diseases
- Tobacco & Smoking
In November, EFA Spanish Member FENAER launched an ambitious plan to improve diagnosis and reduce COPD deaths in Spain. The organisation has been presenting...

HEAL’s Annual General Meeting

19 November 2018
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Air Quality
In October 17-18, EFA Director of Policy and Strategy Isabel Proaño participated in the Annual General Assembly of the Health and Environment Alliance...

The European Patients Forum's manifesto is launched!

19 November 2018
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Inequalities, - Healthcare
During a launch event on 9th October, the European Patients’ Forum launched a Manifesto calling on the political leaders of the EU, Members of the European...

Food allergies were on the spotlight in Brussels at the International Symposium on Food Allergens

19 November 2018
EU
Allergy, Food Allergy
- Food Safety
On 18th October 2018 took place an International Symposium on Food Allergens: regulation, management and detection. The symposium was set in Brussels and...

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