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COPD Support Ireland assists Sing Strong project

01 December 2021
Ireland
COPD
- Quality of Life
EFA Member COPD Support Ireland hosted the Sing Strong project in 2021, a community singing intervention for people with lung conditions, including...

Nordic EFA Member associations launch Asthma Allergy Nordic Logo

01 December 2021
Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Allergy
PREVENT, - Chemicals
EFA’s Nordic Members – the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Foundation, the Swedish Asthma and Allergy association and Asthma-Allergy Denmark – have joined forces...

RESPIRA hosts a webinar on lung health in Portugal

01 December 2021
Portugal
COPD
INFORM
On 19th October, EFA Member RESPIRA hosted a webinar to discuss the various challenges faced by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)...

46th meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling – EFA statement on the proposed guidelines for e-commerce of food

25 November 2021
International
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
From 27 September to 1 October, EFA participated in the 46th annual meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Labelling (CCFL). As part of the wider Codex...

Atopic Eczema Consensus Europe: the Committee reaches its conclusions

23 November 2021
Europe
Allergy
CARE
People living with atopic eczema in Europe are facing difficulties, but they are not always nor equally recognised by the healthcare community. As a result,...

EFA holds the second European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament capacity building

08 November 2021
Europe
INFORM
In October, the members of the European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament attended the second part of EFA’s tailored capacity building to develop their...

EFA looks back at 30 years of advocating with and for patients with allergy, asthma and COPD

08 November 2021
Europe
INFORM
When 8 organisations founded the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) in 1991, the ambitions even then did...

New WHO Air Quality Guidelines: alarming evidence on health effects of air pollution

26 October 2021
International
PREVENT, - Air Quality
On 22 September, the World Health Organisation (WHO) published the updated global Air Quality Guidelines, the most prominent and respected document charting...

The European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament calls for the future of Europe to include health in climate action

21 October 2021
EU
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM, - Air Quality
The European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament took part in an ongoing consultation on the future of Europe to deliver the voice of young patients living...

European Commission creates the European health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA) – EFA analysis

05 October 2021
EU
PREVENT, - Air Quality, - Chemicals, CARE
Considering the significant weaknesses in health systems and lack of European level coordination exposed during the COVID-19 crisis, in September the European...

EFA Capacity Building project: targeted trainings

30 September 2021
INFORM
EFA’s capacity building projects have strengthened organisational, advocacy, and communication skills in its members for over seven years. Each training...

Preliminary survey results on asthma and COPD patients and digital health - EFA’s DIGIT project

29 September 2021
Europe
Asthma , COPD
- Digital Health
In the current digital revolution, digital tools are increasingly popular to improve healthcare access and the relationship between patients and healthcare...

Atopic Eczema Consensus Europe is reaching its final conclusions

29 September 2021
Allergy
INFORM
In 2021, EFA is running a project to advance on the awareness and care gaps around atopic eczema and develop a Consensus on the burden of Atopic Eczema/Dermatitis...

EFA at the 71st meeting of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe

29 September 2021
Europe
INFORM
In our role status as accredited non-state-actor, EFA participated in the 71st meeting of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe between 13th-17th September...

Youth Parliament on Allergy and Asthma welcomes WHO Europe’s new strategy for health and sustainable development

29 September 2021
Europe
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM
Early this year, WHO Europe established the high-level Pan-European Commission on Health and Sustainable Development, an independent and interdisciplinary...

EFA response to Codex consultation on allergen labelling of prepacked foods

29 September 2021
Europe
Food Allergy
PREVENT, - Food Safety
The Food Labelling committee (CCFL) of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Codex Alimentarius Commission organised a request for comments on...

EFA presents early DIGIT findings at the European Lung Foundation’s Patient Organisation Day 2021

29 September 2021
Europe
Asthma , COPD
INFORM, - Patient Evidence
EFA was invited to present at this year’s European Lung Foundation’s (ELF) Patient Organisation Networking Day, focusing on “Digital health: the...

EFA renews accreditation as Non-State Actor for WHO Europe

29 September 2021
Europe
INFORM
On 15th September, the 71st World Health Organisation Regional Committee for Europe adopted a decision on engagement with non-State actors (NSA). We were...

Updates from the CURE project

29 September 2021
Asthma
INFORM, - Research Projects
The CURE project, funded by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 framework, aims to develop personalised asthma care through the use of phage (virus)...

Asthma-Allergy Denmark’s website gets a new look

29 September 2021
Denmark
EFA Member Asthma-Allergy Denmark has released a new website full of easy-to-find information on asthma, allergies, hay fever and eczema. The new website...