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European Medicines Agency reloactes to Amsterdam in March

18 February 2019
EU
The European Medicines Agency relocates to Amsterdam. The process will be completed by mid-March 2019. According to an EMA press release, the Dutch authorities...

Environmental agency calls for action to protect Europeans from air pollution and noise

18 February 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Other Diseases
- Air Quality, - Healthcare, - Medicines
Better alignment of social and environment policies and improved local action is necessary to tackle environmental justice issues. These are the results...

COP24 reports how much climate change and fossil fuels harm our respiratory health

18 February 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Air Quality
The World Health Organisation (WHO) COP24 special report on health and climate change shows that climate change undermines people’s access to clean air,...

New EFA publication: the impact of Atopic Eczema on daily life

18 February 2019
EU
Other Diseases
- Healthcare
Atopic eczema is one of the most common non-communicable inflammatory diseases. Still, its impact on patients’ lives is often underestimated and ignored....

Quaterly Summary from EFA Working Groups

18 February 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
- Healthcare, - Medicines
In December 2018 and January 2019 we organised follow-up calls with EFA Working Groups to discuss hot topics and share national experiences important for...

Asthma Society of Ireland launches social media campaigns on asthma and winter

18 February 2019
Ireland
Asthma
- Air Quality, - Healthcare
EFA Member the Asthma Society Ireland has had a quite busy start into 2019. In January, they were running two campaigns simultaneously, Operation Asthma...

Severely, ASTHMA!

20 February 2019
#SevereAsthma  While around 30 million Europeans live with asthma, up to 10% suffer of a severe form. The health community is analysing why this...

EFA trains allergy and airways diseases patient leaders at Meet and Greet the EU

12 February 2019
Europe
- Air Quality, - Chemicals, - Healthcare
The upcoming EU elections provide great opportunities to strengthen the voice of people living with allergies and airways diseases across Europe. Hence,...

Sweden moves to ban on smoking in public spaces

15 January 2019
Sweden
- Tobacco & Smoking
The Swedish government is expected to put a formal proposal to the parliament in February, providing for a general smoking ban in public spaces such as...

Smart inhalers as watershed for millions with asthma in UK

15 January 2019
United Kingdom
Asthma
A new plan of the UK National Health Service brings good news for millions living with asthma. “It is hugely possible that the NHS is committing to reduce...

EFA 2018 Capacity Building Webinars

15 January 2019
EU
- Healthcare
In 2018 we provided our membership with a novelty in our Capacity Building program, a series of webinars in English where they could develop their knowledge. Starting...

The Council of the European Union adopts recommendations on vaccination

15 January 2019
EU
- Healthcare
The absence of vaccination has the potential to significantly increase the possibility of virus-transmitted diseases such as pneumonia and influenza, which...

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....

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