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Extraordinary EU4Health budget forgets about EU health NGOs

05 July 2021
EU
INFORM
While the EU4Health work programme 2021 represents a significantly big health budget for a single year, EFA and the wider public health community is concerned...

EU4Health Work Programme 2021: EFA’s analysis

05 July 2021
EU
CARE
On 18 June, the European Commission published the first annual work programme of the EU4Health package - the multi-annual financial mechanism for supporting...

EFA’s General Meetings: Outcome

30 June 2021
INFORM
On 27th and 28th May 2021, EFA organised its Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Networking event. Given the...

Atopic Eczema Consensus Europe: the kick-off of an EFA project

30 June 2021
Allergy
INFORM
Despite growing awareness and advancement around skin conditions, the burden that atopic eczema patients endure each day is still not sufficiently...

The EU reaches agreement on the Health Technology Assessment Regulation

30 June 2021
EU
CARE, - Healthcare
In June, the EU reached an agreement on harmonising the Health Technology Assessment process in Member States, a process that evaluates the efficiency...

EFA's Meet & Greet training increased patients' knowledge of the EMA

30 June 2021
INFORM
On 14 June, EFA held its Meet and Greet EU Training on the European Medicines Agency (EMA). This training shed light on how the EMA functions. It also...

3TR begins a new activity to influence long-term asthma treatment

30 June 2021
Europe
Asthma
- Research Projects
In the past months, the 3TR Respiratory Patient Working Group, co-run by EFA and the European Lung Foundation, has been involved in an exciting activity...

EFA Uncovered Asthma Misconceptions for #WorldAsthmaDay 2021

30 June 2021
Europe
Asthma
INFORM
In partnership with Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA), EFA joined the World Asthma Day campaign on 5 May 2021. The theme, “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions,”...

EFA organises EU training for young patients

30 June 2021
Europe
INFORM
EFA held a Young Patient’s Ambassadors training as part of our Capacity Building Programme. This training was designed for young...

EFA participates in WHO Europe discussions ahead of COP26 on climate change

30 June 2021
Europe
PREVENT, - Air Quality
On May 19th-20th, EFA participated in the regional consultation meeting of the WHO Working Group on Health in Climate Change (WHO HIC), which was...

EFA's views on the Tobacco Products Directive implementation report

30 June 2021
EU
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
On 20th May, the European Commission published a report on the implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). TPD is the key EU-level legislation...

Allergy UK and Spring Allergy Awareness Week

30 June 2021
United Kingdom
Allergy
EFA Member Allergy UK acknowledged Spring Allergy Awareness Week (26th - 30th April 2021) by raising awareness about the often-underestimated burden...

UK patients ask the government to take action and address lung health inequalities

30 June 2021
United Kingdom
CARE
EFA Member the Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation Partnership wrote to the UK government urging them to do more to address lung health...

LongFonds hands over petition 'Give children healthy air' in the Netherlands

30 June 2021
Netherlands
PREVENT, - Air Quality
On 8 June, the director of EFA member LongFonds (the Dutch Lung Foundation), Michael Rutgers, handed over a petition to...

The Netherlands extends the recovery care scheme for corona patients

30 June 2021
Netherlands
CARE
The Netherlands has granted a one-year extension of the paramedical recovery care scheme for people with long-term corona complaints...

The Netherlands launches the Stop Smoking Consult Card

30 June 2021
Netherlands
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
Quitting smoking is important for your health, but that does not mean that the same smoking cessation techniques works for everyone. In the Netherlands,...

FENAER help rescheduling respiratory appointments cancelled during the pandemic

30 June 2021
Spain
Asthma , COPD
The COVID-19 pandemic caused major disruptions to healthcare, with 70% of respiratory patients in Spain unable to attend their regularly scheduled...

New EU regulation on medical devices enters into application, bolstering patients’ rights

21 June 2021
EU
CARE, - Healthcare
There are over 500,000 medical devices in the European Market including medical oxygen containers, inhalers and adrenaline auto-injectors. These devices...

WHO Europe consultation on Future Generations: Young allergy and asthma patients' priorities

16 June 2021
Europe
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated health inequalities across Europe, including for those living with allergy, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary...

EFA advocates for a centralised European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA)

09 June 2021
EU
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed significant European vulnerabilities in preparing for and responding to cross-border health threats. Member States have struggled to strategise health...

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