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On November 26th, EFA organized an event in the Strasbourg European Parliament to present its roadmap to patient safety, access to healthcare and eradicating inequalities.

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Brussels, 19/20.11.2019.  Globally, more than 300 million people live with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Cigarette smoking remains the primary cause of COPD, yet any smoker (vapin…

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Parma, 17/18.10.2019. On October 17-18, EFA attended the 3rd annual EFSA Stakeholder Forum meeting in Parma, Italy.  It is the second such meeting that EFA has participated in since becoming a re…

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Madrid, 12.10.2019. Between the 9th and 11th of October, EFA was present at the largest dermatology congress, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, the EADV in Madrid. The congress is a mix…

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Brussels, 10.10.2019. Tobacco is still the deadliest preventable source of disease in Europe, causing more than 700.000 premature deaths every year. New research presented at the European Parliament a…

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Sep 24, 2019

Brussels, Belgium (September 24, 2019) – Mikaela Odemyr, president of the European Federation of
Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) made the following statement rega…

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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.…

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Ahead of this important meeting, EFA produced a video statement which looked into the lessons learnt from the implementation of WHO Health2020 framework in the European region.

WHO’s work in 2018/19 a…

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#1: AtopicalLives online photo exhibition and video

Our AtopicalLives online photo gallery and video introduces eczema patients from several countries and shows their daily lives with the disease, the…

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EFA attended the 1st Global Vaccination Summit, held in Brussels on 12th September. The summit was a joint organisational effort of the European Commission and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The…

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In June, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a public consultation on the basis of a draft guideline discussing the ‘Quality requirements for drug-device combinations’. The draft guideline pr…

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On September 12th, EFA participated in a panel-discussion in the European Parliament on “Brexit: the European Parliaments’ role in prioritising patients, public health and health security across Europ…

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In April, the network of Heads of Medicines Agencies in the EU (HMA) launched a public consultation on common regulatory approaches for allergen products. The consultation puts several draft recommend…

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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 countries have made to help tobacco users quit.…

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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, deploying and evaluating a novel smart, adapti…

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International awareness days are an opportunity to educate the general public on specific issues. Especially for patient organisations, it is a great possibility to mobilise political will and resourc…

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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 solutions, such as bacteriophages, a type of…

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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 in healthcare for the 1.5 million people wi…

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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 having allergies, available here. The Schools…

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EFA member Dutch Food Allergies Foundation, has shared an interactive chart providing interesting information on food allergen regulation around the world. The chart can be accessed here.

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