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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 countries, asking them for an insight in w…

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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. New research, presented by EFA Member Danish A…

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On January 13th, the Dutch Minister for Environment and Housing, Stientje van Veldhoved, together with 36 municipalities and nine provinces, signed the Clean Air Agreement. EFA Member Longfonds has be…

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EFA Member, Asthma Society of Ireland has urged the Health Service Executive (HSE) to develop specific advice for people with long-term respiratory illnesses as fears grow about exposure to coronaviru…

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EFA Member, Asthma UK provides advice on how to manage asthma when concerned about coronavirus. More information here.

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If you are an asthma or COPD patient and do not properly respond to your treatments, the 3TR project might be interesting for you:

With 3TR – taxonomy, treatment, target and remission - researchers ar…

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As EFA is highly involved in European research projects such as CURE or 3TR, we attended a discussion on the future of European Health research in late January. The event, organized by the Federation…

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Spring is getting closer and with it also the pollen season, a nightmare for many people living with allergy and respiratory diseases, who see their quality of life impaired every season due to this p…

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Between 30th and 31st March, EFA organised its first ever virtual Annual General Meeting of Members (AGM). Given the difficult public health circumstances arising from Covid-19 and taking stock of its…

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Early March, EFA participated in a stakeholder consultation "The Future of EU Clean Air policy in the framework of the zero-pollution ambition" to inform the opinion of the Committee of the Regions (C…

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In February, EFA submitted its response to the European Commission’s Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) public consultation on the labelling of frag…

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On the occasion of World Cancer Day on February 4th, the European Commission launched its most landmark initiative for this term in the area of health policy: Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan.

With 3.5 mi…

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In 2020, EFA kicks-off the European Allergy & Asthma (EA2) Youth Parliament, making the youth voice heard by policymakers! As young allergy and asthma patients have different needs, priorities and…

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The transition towards a sustainable food system is one of the cornerstones of the EU Green Deal. This includes climate-friendly production, safe processing as well as healthy consumption of food.

In…

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On March 5th, the Ministers of Environment of the EU Member States adopted a set of conclusions on the improvement of air quality in Europe. Breathing clean air, whether indoors or outdoors, is a huma…

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Health and care research today is going through a profound transformation. Thanks to evolving knowledge and the multiplication of health data and data exploitation tools, healthcare professionals and…

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On February 11th, EFA participated in the launch event of the European Human Exposome Network. The ambitious European Commissions’ initiative aims to foster research on the various environmental expos…

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On February 4th, the European Commission presented “Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan”, one of the cornerstones of its health policy for the new legislative period 2019-2024. Cancer, which directly affects…

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On January 22nd, EFA attended a policy discussion on “the state of health in the EU and the digitalisation of health”, organized by the Brussels based think tank Bruegel.

As the European Commission pu…

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On 21-22 January, EFA attended a conference on “air pollution and health: recent advances to inform the European Green Deal.”

The event which built around keynotes and moderated discussions, was organ…

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