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We are delighted to let you know that Mariann Skar has started to work with us on EU policy on project basis in our Office in Brussels. Mariann is an independent and has worked at the European Commiss…

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At the EFA AGM 30 May in connection of the Conference, president and two board members were elected. Svein Erik Myrseth from the Norwegian Heart and Lung Association was re-elected for his third perio…

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Our annual conference, this year with the theme ‘Equality in Health for People with Allergy, Asthma and COPD in Europe – Through prevention and self management to better quality of life’ was held 30 M…

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The results of THADE (Towards Healthy Air in Dwellings in Europe) project results have now been published in Allergy - a peer reviewed journal.

The project results underline the serious environment an…

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Largest survey ever on severe asthma highlights true impact and need for improved care across Europe

Brussels, March 5, 2007 – A ground­breaking survey revealing the potentially ca…

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In EFA’s November ezine we wrote to you about the debate going on at EU level on how to regulate the untested chemicals, the EU Chemicals review (REACH). Although we know that some of the chemicals co…

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Joint EFA-ERS-ELF Press Release: COPD Declaration launched at the European Parliament

Brussels, 15 November 2006 - European COPD patients and pneumologists mark World&nbs…

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BRUSSELS, 23 October 2006 - European Health and Environment Ministers have one of their biggest opportunities ever to affect the future health and well being of European citizens. They will be meeting …

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Both EFA and ERS supported the third Lithuanian National Asthma Congress, that was organised on 8 October 2005 in Vilnius by the Lithuanian Pulmonology Society in collaboration with the Lithuanian Cou…

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Tackling health inequalities is a key health theme for the UK Presidency of the European Union, on 17-18 October, as well as key health determinants including nutrition, smoking and alcohol. Patient s…

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Patient Mobility in the European Union - Learning From Experience is the name of a new book launched on 29 May 2006 in the European Parliament by the Europe 4 Patients project and the European Observa…

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On 25 May, a new scale to measure country activity' was released and published in the scientific journal Tobacco control (BMJ publication). The scale, which looks at the implementation of tobacco cont…

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On 1 June, the European Commission welcomed the decision by the Council and Parliament to designate 2007 as 'European Year of Equal Opportunities for All'. The year will aim to make Europeans aware of…

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GA²LEN, of which EFA is a partner, presented their priorities for environmental research during the Open Stakeholder Consultation "Priorities for environment and health research in FP7", organized by …

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In the run up for the voting of the European Parliament (EP) on the EU Thematic Strategy on Quality, and the accompanying directive on ambient air quality , on the 21 June, European Public Health Alli…

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For the first time, EFA was represented at the International Primary Care Respiratory Group congress in Oslo 9-11 June, which brought together 420 general practitioners (GP) from 32 countries with spe…

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I am delighted to let you know that the European Parliament has in their plenary session in Strasbourg 15 June voted in favour of the amendments on allergic and respiratory diseases as major diseases …

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On 12 April 2006 the European Commission's Directorate General for Health published  Decision amending Commission Decision C(2005) concerning the size and rendering of colour photographs or other illu…

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The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has published the European Health Report 2005 'Public Health Action for Healthier Children and Populations'. The report summarises the major pu…

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In the last couple of weeks, pollen-loaded air over large parts of Europe (in particular Central and Northern Europe) has been clearly visible in early morning Meteosat High Resolution Visible (HRV) i…

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