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United Nations: Tobacco Control as Human Rights and Ministerial meeting on sustainable development

17 July 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare, - Medicines
In light of the 41st session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council which took place from June 14th to July 12th in Geneva, Switzerland, the Secretariat...

MyAirCoach presented at key medicines conference

17 July 2019
EU
Asthma
- Medicines
On Friday 14th June, EFA was invited to speak at the Annual Medicines Europe and International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association Conference...

EFA meets patient group in Georgia

17 July 2019
Georgia
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
During the last five years, the EFA Capacity Building project has provided our members with tools to fill gaps in recognition and funding, but also helped...

First electronic health records of patients exchanged between EU countries

17 July 2019
EU, Croatia, Estonia, Finland
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
From late June, first health records of patients are exchanged in the EU thanks to the cross-border electronic health services. As of now, doctors in Luxembourg...

Catering staff knows too little about food allergies

17 July 2019
Germany
Food Allergy
- Food Safety, - Healthcare
A new study on restaurant staff reveals low levels of food allergy knowledge and negative attitudes about serving people with food allergies. The study...

Being prepared for holidays and festivals with allergy, asthma and eczema

17 July 2019
Denmark, United Kingdom
Asthma , Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
Summer is for holidays. To make them as relaxing as possible, EFA members Allergy UK and Asthma-Allergy Denmark have collected tips on how to prepare for...

EFA at first ever online congress of allergic and respiratory patients in Spain

17 July 2019
Spain
Asthma , COPD
The Spanish Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (FENAER) inaugurated on the 8th of July in Madrid, Spain, the first Online...

Easing the economic burden of asthma

17 July 2019
Ireland
Asthma
EFA Member, Asthma Society of Ireland, has published a new research confirming the enormity of the asthma burden and showing up-to-date figures on the...

SAVE THE DATE: World Atopic Eczema Day 14th September

20 June 2019
EU
Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
On September 14th, EFA together with Global Skin we are marking the 2nd World Atopic Eczema Day with the theme BENEATH THE SURFACE to raise awareness and...

Allergy included for the first time in the International Classification of Diseases

20 June 2019
EU
Allergy
The 72nd WHO World Health Assembly (WHA) held in Geneva late May adopted a revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) that includes...

We spoke about adrenaline auto-injectors at the 2019 EAACI 2019 Congress

20 June 2019
EU
Food Allergy
- Healthcare, - Medicines
EFA participated in the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress, celebrated in Lisbon from 1st to 5th June. The Congress is...

EFA response to EFSA consultation on the appropriate age for food diversification on babies

20 June 2019
EU
- Healthcare
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) launched in April a public consultation on the appropriate age for the introduction of complementary feeding...

EFA response to EMA consultation on information on lactose

20 June 2019
EU
Food Allergy
- Food Safety, - Healthcare
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a public consultation that discussed the ‘Information for the package leaflet regarding lactose used as...

Push for an EU strategic framework to prevent non-communicable diseases

20 June 2019
EU
Other Diseases
- Healthcare
The European Chronic Disease Alliance (ECDA), the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and the Non-communicable Disease Alliance (NCD) have  ...

New EU rules on tobacco distribution

20 June 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Tobacco & Smoking
The European Commission Directorate General on Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow) has introduced a draft act amending the Act...

Evaluation of the EU Environmental Action Programme: indoor and outdoor air quality failing

20 June 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Air Quality
On May 15, the European Commission released its evaluation of the 7th Environmental Action Programme (EAP), which entered into force in 2014 and runs until...

EFA at ECHA Safer Chemicals conference

20 June 2019
EU
- Chemicals
EFA participated in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) conference on Safer Chemicals, which took place in Helsinki on May 22nd. As official ECHA stakeholders,...

EFA at the EU Green Week 2019

20 June 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Air Quality, - Healthcare
The implementation of environmental legislation was also the main topic of this year’s EU Green Week, which took place in several cities across Europe...

Finnish EU Presidency Programme: Health insights

20 June 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
From 1st of July onwards, Finland will lead the European Council’s work for six months. The Scandinavian country plans to focus on the Economy of Wellbeing...

EFA atopic eczema scientific publications

20 June 2019
EU
Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
Our study ITCHING FOR LIFE – Quality of Life and costs for people with severe atopic eczema in Europe continues to be to date the largest survey conducted...

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