News

Presentation to the Italian Association of Allergologists

04 November 2015
Italy
Allergy, Food Allergy
- Food Safety
On the 22nd of October, EFA EU Senior Advisor, Roberta Savli, was invited to talk about the management of allergy and anaphylaxis in public spaces at the...

Study into effects of asthma on the health and wellbeing of Irish patient’s

04 November 2015
Ireland
Asthma
The Asthma Society of Ireland with support from Novartis launched the results of a significant investigation into the wellbeing and mental health...

Finnish Campaign, The Talking Ashtray wants you to quit smoking!

04 November 2015
Europe
- Tobacco & Smoking
The Organisation for Respiratory Health in Finland have produced an advertisement highlighting the dangers of smoking, in a fun and engaging way.  The...

Launch of European Commission 2016 Work Programme

04 November 2015
Europe
Every year, the European Commission adopts a plan of action covering the next twelve months. On the 27th of October, the European Commission adopted its...

Which priorities for a European policy on multimorbidity?

04 November 2015
Europe
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Healthcare
On the 27th of October, EFA EU Policy and Membership Officer Jelena Malinina attended the conference on multimorbidity organised by the European Commission...

The World Allergy Organisation Guidelines for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis

04 November 2015
International
Allergy, Food Allergy
In October, The World Allergy Organisation (WAO) published Guidelines for the assessment and management of anaphylaxis providing a unique global perspective...

Scoping study on communication to address and prevent chronic diseases: Final Report

04 November 2015
Europe
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Tobacco & Smoking
The Directorate General for Health and Food Safety of the European Commission released the Final Report on the scoping study on communication in preventing...

Public consultation on the access to health services in the European union

04 November 2015
Europe
- Inequalities, - Healthcare
The European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) have launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion...

Health and Environmental Alliance Annual General Assembly

04 November 2015
Europe
- Air Quality
On the 28th and 29th of October, Senior EU Policy Advisor Roberta Savli and Treasurer of the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) participated in their...

Environmental Determinants Working Group October Update

04 November 2015
Europe
- Air Quality, - Chemicals
On the 7th of October, EFA Environmental Determinants Working Group held a teleconference to discuss the unmet needs of people with allergy, asthma and...

Towards a Tobacco Free Europe

04 November 2015
Europe, International
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Tobacco & Smoking
On the 19th-21st of October, EFA representative at the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) Roberta Savli participated in their network...

Press Release: European Parliament makes a positive move towards tackling air pollution

28 October 2015
Europe
- Air Quality
Brussels, 28 October 2015 The European Parliament today voted on the National Emissions Ceilings (NEC) Directive, a piece of legislation which will set...

Open letter to MEPs - Call for clean air

27 October 2015
Europe
- Air Quality
With only two days to go until of the EP plenary vote on the EU’s air quality legislation, the National Emissions Ceiling Directive (NEC), the Health...

Press Release: Will the European Parliament confirm its commitment to clean air & better health?

27 October 2015
Europe
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Air Quality, - Chemicals
Air pollution is often considered as an environmental issue, rather than a health matter when in fact over 400,000 Europeans die prematurely from the effects...

The generation committed to ending asthma

05 October 2015
It is not just about research and investment, the key to curve down asthma is people willing to achieve it. The European Asthma Research and Innovation...

Understanding COPD inequalities across Europe

05 October 2015
COPD patients still cannot rely on a common European approach on prevention and healthcare measures. This is the result of a survey conducted by EFA in...

Other news

02 October 2015
14 European countries support together systems medicine projects  EFA’s Susanna Palkonen participated the second meeting of the Scientific Advisory...

Who is responsible for dirty air?

05 October 2015
Europe
Asthma , COPD
- Air Quality
In September, the German car manufacturer Volkswagen was forced by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to recall almost 500,000 vehicles, after...

Finding solutions to ease “may contain” labelling in foods

05 October 2015
Europe
Food Allergy
- Healthcare
On the 23rd of September the EFA Food Allergy Working Group held a teleconference to discuss the unmet needs of people with food allergy. Members presented...

EU pharmacovigilance is still too complex

02 October 2015
Europe
- Medicines
The new pharmacovigilance legislation, which came into effect in July 2012, was the biggest change to the regulation of human medicines in the...

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