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EFA's views on the Tobacco Products Directive implementation report

30 June 2021
EU
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
On 20th May, the European Commission published a report on the implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). TPD is the key EU-level legislation...

Allergy UK and Spring Allergy Awareness Week

30 June 2021
United Kingdom
Allergy
EFA Member Allergy UK acknowledged Spring Allergy Awareness Week (26th - 30th April 2021) by raising awareness about the often-underestimated burden...

UK patients ask the government to take action and address lung health inequalities

30 June 2021
United Kingdom
CARE
EFA Member the Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation Partnership wrote to the UK government urging them to do more to address lung health...

LongFonds hands over petition 'Give children healthy air' in the Netherlands

30 June 2021
Netherlands
PREVENT, - Air Quality
On 8 June, the director of EFA member LongFonds (the Dutch Lung Foundation), Michael Rutgers, handed over a petition to...

The Netherlands extends the recovery care scheme for corona patients

30 June 2021
Netherlands
CARE
The Netherlands has granted a one-year extension of the paramedical recovery care scheme for people with long-term corona complaints...

The Netherlands launches the Stop Smoking Consult Card

30 June 2021
Netherlands
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
Quitting smoking is important for your health, but that does not mean that the same smoking cessation techniques works for everyone. In the Netherlands,...

FENAER help rescheduling respiratory appointments cancelled during the pandemic

30 June 2021
Spain
Asthma , COPD
The COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions to healthcare, with 70% of respiratory patients in Spain unable to attend their regularly scheduled...

New EU regulation on medical devices enters into application, bolstering patients’ rights

21 June 2021
EU
CARE, - Healthcare
There are over 500,000 medical devices in the European Market including medical oxygen containers, inhalers and adrenaline auto-injectors. These devices...

WHO Europe consultation on Future Generations: Young allergy and asthma patients' priorities

16 June 2021
Europe
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated health inequalities across Europe, including for those living with allergy, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary...

EFA advocates for a centralised European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA)

09 June 2021
EU
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed significant European vulnerabilities in preparing for and responding to cross-border health threats. Member States have struggled to strategise health...

EFA 2021 Project: Atopic Eczema Consensus Europe

03 June 2021
Europe
Allergy
In the past years, EFA has been vocal in advocating change for all people living with atopic eczema in Europe. One of our most relevant contributions has...

Europe’s Zero Pollution Action Plan: ambition without tools?

02 June 2021
EU
- Air Quality
On 12 May the European Commission published its much awaited Zero Pollution Action Plan for Air, Water and Soil (ZPAP). Living in uncompromised environments,...

Renovation of buildings: EFA calls to include Indoor Air Quality considerations in the revision of EPBD

24 May 2021
EU
PREVENT, - Air Quality
Arising from the Renovation Wave initiative presented by the European Commission in October 2020, the revision of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings...

EFA response to EFSA’s 2022-2027 Strategy consultation

18 May 2021
EU
Food Allergy
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the authority responsible for providing the EU and its Member States with independent scientific advice and...

EU scientific opinion on electronic cigarettes integrates EFA’s recommendations

12 May 2021
EU
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
The rapid introduction and increasing use of electronic cigarettes require urgent attention. Despite their popularity and commercialisation, there is a...

EFA calls on the EU to expand the ECDC mandate to cover chronic diseases

05 May 2021
EU
PREVENT
As a member of the EU4Health Civil Society Alliance (EU4Health CSA), EFA helped pen a letter to the Council of the European Union advocating for the expansion...

European Commission plans on personalised medicine, could also include allergy and asthma

15 April 2021
EU
Asthma , Allergy
How does the European Commission plan to advance research in personalised medicine in the coming years? And how do allergy and asthma, two of the most...

EFA General Meetings 2021

01 April 2021
EFA warmly invites all Members to the online Extraordinary General Meeting and Annual General Meetings that will be held on the 27th and 28th of May 2021...

Ireland: Asthma Society of Ireland helps launch Asthma Education Inclusion project

01 April 2021
Ireland
Asthma
The Asthma Society of Ireland, in collaboration with HSE Social Inclusion South East Community Healthcare and Pavee Point Traveller and Roma...

France: FFAAIR offers weekly exercises specially for respiratory patients

01 April 2021
France
Asthma
FFAAIR, in partnership with the association Calais Respire and the U.F.O.L.E.P, is offering two sessions per week of physical activities specially adapted...