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PRESS RELEASE: Unite to recognise the many burdens of Atopic Eczema

14 September 2022
Europe, International
Allergy
INFORM
September 14th 2022 - World Atopic Eczema Day 2022. Today, World Atopic Eczema Day, the patient communities across the globe join forces to raise awareness...

Joint Statement on the ongoing Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) review

08 September 2022
EU
PREVENT, - Air Quality
The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations and the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning...

PRESS RELEASE: Europe reaches consensus on the burden of Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema

07 September 2022
Europe
Allergy
INFORM, - Research Projects
Milan, Italy – 7 September 2022. Following one year of in-depth discussions around the reality of Atopic Dermatitis/Eczema (AD/E), patients and doctors...

EFA at the first EU HERA Civil Society Forum

17 August 2022
EU
CARE, - Healthcare
The European Commission organised the first meeting of the HERA Civil Society Forum, that took place in June online. EFA is a HERA official stakeholder....

EFA elected official stakeholder to the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority civil society forum

17 August 2022
EU
CARE, - Healthcare
EFA has been elected to participate in the civil society forum of the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA), the newly established...

A tobacco-free future: EFA contributes to evaluation of the EU legislative framework for tobacco control

17 August 2022
EU
Asthma , COPD
PREVENT, - Tobacco & Smoking
In recent months, the EU has launched several initiatives around tobacco policy and legislative frameworks, setting out the ambition for a ‘Tobacco-Free...

EU NCD Initiative: EFA analysis on prevention and chronic respiratory diseases

14 July 2022
EU
Asthma , COPD
PREVENT, CARE
In a much-awaited launch, the European Commission presented on 22 June the final guidance document of the Healthier Together – EU NCD Initiative, the...

PRESS RELEASE: New European report on digital health in chronic respiratory disease

14 June 2022
EU, Europe
Asthma , COPD
CARE, - Digital Health
Survey shows patients willing to embrace digital tools if their key concerns are addressed BRUSSELS, 14/06/2022 – A new publication reveals that patients...

News Release: Global Dermatology Coalition Launched to Improve Health Outcomes for People Living with Dermatological Diseases Worldwide

25 May 2022
Allergy
CARE
25th May 2022 - Geneva Today, a patient-led multi-stakeholder group of like-minded organizations – including dermatology patient organizations, health...

Health impacts of air pollution must be addressed in the EU Air Quality Directives Revision

22 May 2022
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, CARE
In April, EFA participated in the second and last stakeholder meeting on the revision of the EU Air Quality Directives, organised by the European Commission’s...

EFA welcomes the EU’s Non-Communicable Diseases Initiative and contributes to the consultation

22 May 2022
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
PREVENT, CARE
In December 2021, the European Commission launched the first effort in more than a decade to address the challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)...

The Health and Environmental Research Agenda for Europe reflects allergy and asthma needs

22 May 2022
EU
PREVENT
The EU-funded project ‘Integrating Environment and Health Research: a Vision for the EU’ brought together the World Health Organization (WHO), national...

European Medicines Agency starts new mandate on health crises preparedness

22 May 2022
EU
CARE, - Medicines
On 1 March 2022 entered into force the Regulation 2022/123 on the new extended mandate of the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Inspired by the learnings...

EFA offers EUPATI Fellow Training to Members – Express your interest today!

22 May 2022
Europe
INFORM, - Expert Patient Network
As part of our Capacity Building project, EFA will sponsor five allergy, asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and patient...

Asthma + Lung UK advocates for lung patients facing rising living costs

22 May 2022
United Kingdom
Asthma , COPD
Like many places in the world right now, living costs are rising sharply in the UK. This is particularly concerning for people with lung conditions who...

Asthma + Lung UK raises funds for lifesaving research

22 May 2022
United Kingdom
Asthma , Allergy
Asthma + Lung UK is coordinating ‘Team Breathe’ for the Royal Parks Half Marathon in London to raise money for lifesaving research into lung disease. The...

Asthma-Allergy Denmark establishes research foundation

22 May 2022
Denmark
Asthma , Allergy
INFORM
Asthma-Allergy Denmark recently opened its own research foundation to award scholarships and financial assistance for research and other scientific initiatives...

Longfonds urges Dutch municipalities to take action on air pollution

22 May 2022
Netherlands
Asthma , COPD
PREVENT, - Air Quality
In the Netherlands, almost 1 million people with lung disease suffer due to air pollution. 50,000 people ended up in hospital at least once in the past...

NAAF launches new app for peer support in Norway

22 May 2022
Norway
Allergy
The Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF) launched an application to provide the opportunity to meet peers or relatives of those living with...

NAAF prepares for pollen season in Norway

22 May 2022
Norway
Allergy
In February, the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF) issued its first pollen warning of the 2022 season through its daily national pollen alert...