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18 December 2020
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European Parliament MEP Lung Health Group event “Towards a European Health Union - BREATHE Vision for the future”, January 27, 10h00-11h15 CET

The COVID-19 pandemic has made visible the European Union weakneses and inequalities among Member States in healthcare and public health. The European Commission Communication on “Building a European Health Union: Stronger crisis preparedness and response for Europe”, published last November 2020, opens the way towards more EU action and coordination on health issues.

But how much a European Health Union could help prepare against other lung infections, and what can be the benefits of a European Respiratory Health Union?

Next January 27, respiratory patients and healthcare professionals will present their Breathe Vision for 2030, a document outlining the critical priorities Europe should work against to better prevent and care better for lung health, which include and urgent need for more data and research on  respiratory health to inform decisions, educate the public, and better prepare to reduce the toll from lung disease.  

The Breathe Vision for 2030 will be launched by the European Parliament MEP Lung Health Group in a public event accessible online on Wednesday 27th January, 2021 10:00 – 11:15 CET.

Save the date and register now.

The Breathe Vision for 2030 is a joint initiative developed in the past months by the following European level patient groups and healthcare professionals, and facilitated by EFA with the ERS and ELF:

  • Alpha-1 Plus Belgium
  • Cystic Fibrosis Europe (CF-E)
  • European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA)
  • European Lung Foundation (ELF)
  • European Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Federation (EU-IPFF)
  • European Respiratory Society (ERS)
  • Lung Cancer Europe (LuCE)
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association Europe (PHA-E)
  • Tuberculosis Coalition Europe (TBEC)