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EU health research has made significant strides in better knowledge on prevention and care related topics, but how can research actually promote equality in health. The third forum of the Horizon 2020…

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In March 2019, the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) conducted a study on Europeans’ attitudes towards vaccination. The results of this Special Eurobaromete…

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In early May, CURE has been highlighted in an article presenting the project and its first results. The article can be found here.

Furthermore, EFA did an interview with Prof. Dr. Johan Garssen, Membe…

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The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation in 2018 has risen concerns on the ownership and use of personal data. The use of personal data is necessary in medical research to enable new…

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EFA Member, Dutch Food Allergy Foundation, has started a campaign encouraging patients with food allergies and intolerances to report bad experiences within public establishments to the National Repor…

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EFA Member, Allergy UK, has published an outdoor air quality factsheet. The quick guide provides all necessary information on how outdoor air quality links to allergy, where air pollution comes from a…

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EFA Member, FENAER, has held a special meeting with the president of the Spanish nurses and physiotherapists trade union to promote the presence of nurses at school. In addition, FENAER carried out mu…

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EFA Member, Foodallergy Italia, has conducted many activities around the EFA FOOD DETECTives project and the social media campaign #DetectiveFood. The project aims at collecting good and bad examples…

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EFA Member, Federasma e Allergie Onlus Italia, attended a press conference on new initiatives for Asthma in the Gemelli Hospital, affiliated with the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, in Rome. The…

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Living with allergies and airways diseases has become a daily burden for over 200 million people in Europe. The drastic increase of people living with allergy, asthma and COPD has overwhelmed European…

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To mark World Allergy Week celebrated last 7-13 of April 2019, EFA together with its Members launched a social media campaign called #DetectiveFood.

First EFA project specifically focused on food alle…

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On April 11th, EFA participated in the European Network for Health Technology Assessment (EunetHTA) annual stakeholder forum in Amsterdam. The meeting brought together speakers and participants from v…

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On April 9th and 10th, the World Health Organisation (WHO) held a High-Level Conference on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Turkmenistan. The discussions were focused on national actions to reduce…

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To mark the 13th European Patients’ Rights Day, EFA attended the conference on ‘Delivering patient value throughout the healthcare system’ organised in the European Parliament by the Active Citizenshi…

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We are constantly exposed to chemicals in our daily life. It is in the cookies we eat, the cosmetics we use, and the clothes that we wear. Fortunately, most of them do not harm the majority of the pop…

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Personalised medicine is both a big opportunity for patients but also a necessity for many people living with a chronic diseases whose severity does not respond to widespread treatments. On March 21st…

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The first meeting of the ‘EU Coalition for Vaccination’, convened by the European Commission Directorate General on Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) united student and healthcare professional organis…

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Advocacy and communications are strongly interlinked. For both, social media are fantastic channels to spread messages and share information quickly and in real-time to our audiences. However given th…

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On April 29th, EFA Member Allergy UK kicks off its Allergy Awareness Week, focusing on “Air Quality – the allergens around us”. The patient organisation aims to raise awareness about the impacts of po…

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EFA Member the Association Française pour la Prévention des Allergies (AFPRAL) has co-signed an open letter calling on the French Minister of Health to address the exclusion of young children with chr…

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