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EFA provides patient information in COVID-19 resource hub

15 July 2020
Asthma , COPD, Other Diseases
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
Coronavirus or COVID-19 is a communicable respiratory disease. It affects those most, who are already vulnerable, especially, people living with chronic...

CURE asthma project makes good progress

15 July 2020
Asthma
INFORM, - Research Projects
On May 14th, the second review meeting of the CURE asthma project took place. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the update had to happen virtually. Being...

3TR: Involving asthma and COPD patients in research

15 July 2020
Asthma
- Patient Evidence, - Research Projects, PREVENT
Treatments for autoimmune, inflammatory and allergic diseases are widely available. Yet the response to therapy and also disease progression is unpredictable...

New goals, new name, new website - Exciting times for Czech Initiatve for Asthma

15 July 2020
Asthma , COPD, Other Diseases
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
EFA Member, Czech Initiative for Asthma is experiencing exciting times. Not only has the organisation changed its name into Czech Civic Association Against...

"It's in the air" - Reducing weather and climate risks

15 July 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality
EFA Member Finnish Organisation for Respiratory Health has published an English version of its programme “It’s in the air”. The programme aims at...

Warning Signals - Swedish Heart and Lung Association publishes video campaign

15 July 2020
Asthma , COPD, Other Diseases
INFORM, PREVENT
“Listen to your body. Take warning signals seriously”, this is the message that EFA Member Swedish Heart and Lung Association wants to carry through...

Atopic Eczema Working Group: COVID-19 Special

15 July 2020
Allergy, Other Diseases
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
On June 8, EFA hosted a special Atopic Eczema Working Group call, specifically focussing on coronavirus and atopic eczema. With the support of organizers...

Relaxation of food labelling measures puts allergic patients at risk

15 July 2020
Food Allergy
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
In early May, EFA Member French Allergy Prevention Association (AFPRAL) alerted to a potential relaxation of food labeling measures by the DGCCRF (Directorate...

Social media campaign in Italy for Food Allergy Week 2020

15 July 2020
Food Allergy
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
Each May, people living with food allergy all over Europe are organizing the Food Allergy Week. During the week, several initiatives and activities are...

Longfonds study: a long recovery from COVID-19 infection

15 July 2020
Asthma , COPD, Other Diseases
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, CARE
EFA Member Longfonds has published results of an investigation carried out in collaboration with the knowledge center on complex chronic lung diseases...

Food Allergen Labelling discussed at EAACI Congress

03 July 2020
Food Allergy
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, - Research Projects
In early June, EFA had the opportunity to present the results of our report “Quality of Life for People with Food Allergies in Europe: A Menu for Improvement”...

European Data Strategy: allergy and respiratory patients expectations

03 July 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
In February 2020, the European Commission unveiled the European Strategy for data as one of the drivers of the EU digital transition in the next five years.The...

EFA kick-started European Allergy and Asthma Youth Parliament

03 July 2020
Asthma , Allergy, Food Allergy
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, - Interest Group, PREVENT, CARE
Early June, EFA virtually kicked-off the first edition of the European Allergy and Asthma (EA2) Youth Parliament. Uniting young allergy and asthma patients...

EU Renovations Wave: enabling healthy lives through better indoor air

29 June 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
INFORM, PREVENT, - Air Quality, CARE
The announcement for a European ‘Renovations Wave’ initiative has been part of the wider EU Green Deal framework of proposals to tackle climate change...

EU action on health is more urgent than ever: 9 ways for action

28 May 2020
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
The #EU4Health coalition calls on EU institutions and national governments to act now and adapt to the new realities brought by COVID-19. In a joint statement,...

Global asthma leaders – EFA President and Director to join the GINA Advocates team

22 May 2020
Asthma
INFORM, PREVENT, CARE
EFA President Mikaela Odemyr and EFA Director Susanna Palkonen have been selected to join the prestigious Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) network as...

Living with asthma and COPD in Europe in a time of Covid-19

23 April 2020
Asthma , COPD
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, CARE
Respiratory patients are widely considered a risk group for Covid-19. Yet how do they experience the pandemic? EFA has spoken with patients from six European...

Danish study on mould problems in housing

08 April 2020
Denmark
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality, CARE, - Quality of Life
Mould inside an apartment or house has serious negative effects on respiratory health of its inhabitants and can lead to chronic diseases such as asthma....

Clean Air Agreement in the Netherlands

08 April 2020
Netherlands
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
PREVENT, - Air Quality
On January 13th, the Dutch Minister for Environment and Housing, Stientje van Veldhoved, together with 36 municipalities and nine provinces, signed the...

Asthma Society of Ireland "inundated" with calls over coronavirus fears

08 April 2020
Ireland
Asthma , Other Diseases
CARE, - Healthcare
EFA Member, Asthma Society of Ireland has urged the Health Service Executive (HSE) to develop specific advice for people with long-term respiratory illnesses...

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