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EFA contributes to EPIS Summit
Digital solutions have the potential to improve the life of millions of European patients and transform the way we deliver care at country level. However, the uptake of digital solutions is still low  ...

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Follow up to European Parliament resolution on clean air:
The European Commission produced a follow-up document to the EP non-legislative resolution on ‘’A Europe that Protects: Clean Air for All’’, adopted in March. Among others, the resolution made special ...

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EFA at EPF 2019 Congress
For the very first time, the European Patient Forum (EPF) organised a Congress on meaningful patient involvement. Between Tuesday 12th and Thursday 14th, 300 delegates, including patient advocates, he ...

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Scientific Panel for health and Finnish EU Presidency set the scene for prevention research and its implementation in Europe
The Finnish EU Presidency and the Horizon 2020 scientific panel for health organised a workshop ‘Better Health and Wellbeing’ to look at success in prevention, implementing prevention research outcome ...

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EFA becomes observer in Codex Alimentarius Commission
Starting in late October, EFA has been granted observer status in the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Thus, EFA will be subject to follow, attend and provide input to the CAC sessions and meetings, wit ...

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EFA Capacity Building 2019: Evidence Based advocacy
Between November 26th and 27th, EFA members were invited to Strasbourg to engage in a 2-day programme, consisting of presentations from external speakers and a practical workshop. During the presentat ...

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Moving forward to better management and personalised therapy in asthma and COPD
However, recent studies have shown that on a molecular level, certain patterns are shared by patients, suggesting that they may also share pathways of response to treatment and disease progression.  ...

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Christmas meals for people living with food allergies
Christmas has a large focus on food, with time spent enjoying treats and wonderful meals with our friends and family. Yet those living with food allergy should not miss out on the festivities. EFA mem ...

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Winter is coming: Tips for clean air indoors
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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Finland: allergen labelling in non-prepacked foods
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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Allergy UK invited to the “Allergy House”
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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Tour de France with COPD
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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World COPD Day in Czech Republic
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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EFA-Live: Tackling Second-Hand Smoke
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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EFA Statement of Condolence on the Death of Hubert Nettel, EFA Board Member and Treasurer
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 r ...

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EFA launches European report "Active Patients Access Care"
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, involveme ...

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EFA at 69th WHO Regional Committee in Copenhagen
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 ...

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2nd Atopic Eczema Day has been a big success!
#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, t ...

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Global Vaccination Summit
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). T ...

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EFA response to EMA public consultation on Drug-Device Combination
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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