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Finland: allergen labelling in non-prepacked foods
EFA member Finnish Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation will start cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finnish Food Authority, the Finnish Hospitality Association MaRa and Finnis ...

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Allergy UK invited to the “Allergy House”
In October, EFA member AllergyUK invited the outside world to explore the home of an atopic family. During the walk through the house, visitors could find useful tips on how to manage allergy hotspots ...

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Tour de France with COPD
French EFA member FFAAIR, has organized for the second time the “COPD Tour de France” between November 18th and 22nd. Patient organisations and patients were invited to participate by cycling or walki ...

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World COPD Day in Czech Republic
EFA member Czech Associations against Lung Diseases, ČOPN, carried out several activities around World COPD Day 2019. In out-patient departments and department stores all over the country, spirometry  ...

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EFA-Live: Tackling Second-Hand Smoke
Brussels, 10.10.2019. Tobacco is still the deadliest preventable source of disease in Europe, causing more than 700.000 premature deaths every year. New research presented at the European Parliament a ...

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EFA Statement of Condolence on the Death of Hubert Nettel, EFA Board Member and Treasurer
Sep 24, 2019 Brussels, Belgium (September 24, 2019) – Mikaela Odemyr, president of the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) made the following statement r ...

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EFA launches European report "Active Patients Access Care"
EFA eagerly launches its new European report “Active Asthma and COPD Patients ACCESS Care”. The report unveils new patient evidence on asthma and COPD patients’ access to diagnosis and care, involveme ...

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EFA launches new European report “Active Patients ACCESS Care”
EFA eagerly launches its new European report “Active Asthma and COPD Patients ACCESS Care”. The report unveils new patient evidence on asthma and COPD patients’ access to diagnosis and care, involveme ...

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EFA at 69th WHO Regional Committee in Copenhagen
Ahead of this important meeting, EFA produced a video statement which looked into the lessons learnt from the implementation of WHO Health2020 framework in the European region. WHO’s work in 2018/19 ...

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2nd Atopic Eczema Day has been a big success!
#1: AtopicalLives online photo exhibition and video Our AtopicalLives online photo gallery and video introduces eczema patients from several countries and shows their daily lives with the disease, t ...

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Global Vaccination Summit
EFA attended the 1st Global Vaccination Summit, held in Brussels on 12th September. The summit was a joint organisational effort of the European Commission and the World Health Organisation (WHO). T ...

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EFA response to EMA public consultation on Drug-Device Combination
In June, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a public consultation on the basis of a draft guideline discussing the ‘Quality requirements for drug-device combinations’. The draft guideline pr ...

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EFA at European Health Stakeholder Meeting in the European Parliament
On September 12th, EFA participated in a panel-discussion in the European Parliament on “Brexit: the European Parliaments’ role in prioritising patients, public health and health security across Europ ...

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Health is In! and with more responsibility in the new European Commission
The European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen announced the names and portfolios of the new college of Commissioners. The health files were handed to Stella Kyriakides from Cyprus who h ...

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EFA response to HMA public consultation on allergen product development
In April, the network of Heads of Medicines Agencies in the EU (HMA) launched a public consultation on common regulatory approaches for allergen products. The consultation puts several draft recommend ...

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EFA celebrates World Patient Safety Day
On September 17th, EFA has been active on the World Health Organizations’ (WHO) 1st World Patient Safety Day. The day has been set up to create awareness for patient safety and urge people for support ...

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WHO publishes 2019 report on the global tobacco epidemic
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published the 7th WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic. This year, the report focused on the progress that countries have made to help tobacco users quit.  ...

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CONNECARE – personalized connected care for complex chronic patients
Seven out of 10 hospital beds across Europe are occupied by people with chronic long-term conditions. The EU funded CONNECARE project aims at developing, deploying and evaluating a novel smart, adapti ...

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International awareness days – great opportunities for patient groups
International awareness days are an opportunity to educate the general public on specific issues. Especially for patient organisations, it is a great possibility to mobilise political will and resourc ...

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CURE project shows good mid-term results
Despite great advances in research, unfortunately, there is still no cure for asthma. The CURE project, funded by the EU, is looking at possible innovative solutions, such as bacteriophages, a type of ...

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