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2nd Atopic Eczema Day has been a big success!

19 September 2019
EU
Allergy
- Healthcare
#1: AtopicalLives online photo exhibition and video Our AtopicalLives online photo gallery and video introduces eczema patients from several countries...

Global Vaccination Summit

19 September 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
EFA attended the 1st Global Vaccination Summit, held in Brussels on 12th September. The summit was a joint organisational effort of the European Commission...

EFA response to EMA public consultation on Drug-Device Combination

19 September 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Healthcare, - Medicines
In June, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a public consultation on the basis of a draft guideline discussing the ‘Quality requirements for...

EFA at European Health Stakeholder Meeting in the European Parliament

19 September 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare, - Medicines
On September 12th, EFA participated in a panel-discussion in the European Parliament on “Brexit: the European Parliaments’ role in prioritising patients,...

EFA response to HMA public consultation on allergen product development

19 September 2019
EU
Allergy
- Healthcare
In April, the network of Heads of Medicines Agencies in the EU (HMA) launched a public consultation on common regulatory approaches for allergen products....

WHO publishes 2019 report on the global tobacco epidemic

19 September 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Tobacco & Smoking
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...

CONNECARE – personalized connected care for complex chronic patients

19 September 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Healthcare
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,...

International awareness days – great opportunities for patient groups

19 September 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
International awareness days are an opportunity to educate the general public on specific issues. Especially for patient organisations, it is a great possibility...

CURE project shows good mid-term results

19 September 2019
EU
Asthma
- Healthcare, - Medicines
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...

Danish politicians tested for allergies

19 September 2019
Denmark
Asthma , Allergy
- Healthcare
In September, EFA member Asthma and Allergy Denmark has carried out a campaign specially focussed on the lack of specialists and asking for greater capacity...

Back to school – Being prepared with allergy

19 September 2019
United Kingdom
Allergy
- Healthcare
EFA member Allergy UK has collected a variety of resources for students, parents and carers to empower parents and children feeling safe in school despite...

Food allergen regulation around the world

19 September 2019
Netherlands
Allergy, Food Allergy
- Food Safety, - Healthcare
EFA member Dutch Food Allergies Foundation, has shared an interactive chart providing interesting information on food allergen regulation around the world....

COPD: Substances at work have same effect as smoking

19 September 2019
Netherlands
COPD
- Air Quality, - Chemicals
EFA member Long Fonds has published results of a research indicating that substances at work can cause COPD when being inhaled. The study carried out by...

Outdoor public places smoke-free in Sweden

19 September 2019
Sweden
Asthma , COPD
- Air Quality, - Tobacco & Smoking, - Healthcare
The Swedish government banned smoking in outdoor public places from July 1st. The following places should now be smoke-free: entrances to public buildings,...

Survey on the use of lay language summaries in paediatric clinical trials

19 September 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Medicines
The European Forum of Good Clinical Practices (EFGCP) in collaboration with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Association (EFPIA)...

EFA Statement of Condolence on the Death of Hubert Nettel, EFA Board Member and Treasurer

24 September 2019
EU, Austria
Sep 24, 2019 Brussels, Belgium (September 24, 2019) – Mikaela Odemyr, president of the European Federation ofAllergy and Airways Diseases Patients’...

EFA launches European report "Active Patients Access Care"

23 September 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Healthcare, - Medicines

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, involvement in the care they receive through empowerment and prevention.

EFA signs joint letter to Politico after promotion of Tobacco Industry

08 August 2019
EFA has signed a joint open letter to politico.eu, a Brussels based online magazine covering European politics, policy and governmental affairs. The magazine...

Join us on the 2nd World Atopic Eczema Day on September 14th

07 August 2019
EU
Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
On September 14th, EFA, together with Global Skin, is marking World Atopic Eczema Day. With the day’s theme BENEATH THE SURFACE we raise awareness and...

EFA at the Patient Access Partnership conference on the Future of Health

17 July 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Inequalities, - Healthcare
On 11 and 12 July, EFA was proud to contribute to the high-level conference of Patient Access Partnership (PACT) on ‘The Future of Health: Advancing...

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