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In winter, indoor air quality may decrease due to heating, cooking and closed windows. Yet a lot can be done to have clean air indoors anyway. Danish EFA member Astma-Allergi Denmark provides an overv…

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EFA member Finnish Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation will start cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finnish Food Authority, the Finnish Hospitality Association MaRa and Finnis…

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In October, EFA member AllergyUK invited the outside world to explore the home of an atopic family. During the walk through the house, visitors could find useful tips on how to manage allergy hotspots…

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French EFA member FFAAIR, has organized for the second time the “COPD Tour de France” between November 18th and 22nd. Patient organisations and patients were invited to participate by cycling or walki…

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EFA member Czech Associations against Lung Diseases, ČOPN, carried out several activities around World COPD Day 2019. In out-patient departments and department stores all over the country, spirometry…

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In October, Dutch EFA member Longfonds announced the “Stoptober” smoke-free campaign for the sixth time, calling for stopping smoking for 28 days. The campaign was supported by Dutch actress Georgina…

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EFA is looking for a full time Communications Assistant to start in January 2020.

The full job advertisement can be found here.

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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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