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Swiss Lung Association and aha! Allergy Center launch online test for asthma control

29 September 2021
Switzerland
Asthma
EFA Members, the Swiss Lung Association and aha! Allergy Center, created an online test to gauge patients’ level of asthma control. Over 1,200 people...

PRESS RELEASE: Patients demand Europe to comply with the updated WHO Ambient Air Quality Guidelines

22 September 2021
Europe
Asthma , COPD
PREVENT, - Air Quality
22/09/2021, Brussels (Belgium) - The new WHO Ambient Air Quality Guidelines (AAQG) launched today set out an urgent need to take action to protect the...

WHO Regional Committee for Europe adopts European Immunization Agenda 2030: EFA analysis

15 September 2021
Europe
CARE, - Medicines
Yesterday, on 14th September, the 71st World Health Organisation Regional Committee for Europe adopted a Resolution on the European Immunization Agenda...

EU4Health Work Programme 2022: The Commission consults stakeholders on priorities, strategy and needs

13 September 2021
EU
CARE, - Healthcare
When the European Commission published the 2021 Work Programme of EU4Health in June, it was received with mixed feelings by civil society. On the...

EFA response to European Commission consultation on paediatric and orphan drugs

19 August 2021
EU
CARE, - Medicines
The European Commission launched a consultation in May to hear from civil society on how to update current EU Regulations governing the commercialisation...

EFA calls for a patient-centred European Health Data Space that does not replace in-person care

13 August 2021
EU
CARE, - Digital Health
In May, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the regulation of the new European Health Data Space, as part of the Commission’s priorities...

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...

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