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Press Release: Two thirds of people with asthma do not lead a full life

06 May 2008
Europe
Asthma
Two thirds of people with asthma do not lead a full life because of their condition, new survey reports BRUSSELS, 6 May 2008, World Asthma Day (WAD) -...

COPD - Its hard to speak up when you are struggling to breathe

14 November 2007
COPD
STRASBOURG, 14 November 2007, World COPD Day, European Parliament EFA-ERS-ELF Press Conference - MEP Catherine Stihler launched a written declaration on...

Does Rhinitis Lead to Asthma?

23 July 2007
EU
Asthma
The first public campaign of the Global Allergy and Asthma European Network of Excellence in which EFA is a partner was launched 20 April in London in...

EFA-GA²LEN Workshop ‘What’s in it for the Patients?

01 July 2007
During the GA²LEN Conference, EFA organised a workshop for members to inform in detail about the Does Rhinitis Lead to Asthma Campaign and support available...

EFA Response to the EC Consultation on Smoke free Europe

01 July 2007
EFA very much welcomed the European Commission Green Paper Towards Smoke free Europe policy options at European level , as a significant step in our joint...

New face at the EFA Secretariat

01 July 2007
We are delighted to let you know that Mariann Skar has started to work with us on EU policy on project basis in our Office in Brussels. Mariann is an independent...

EFA Annual General Meeting News

01 July 2007
At the EFA AGM 30 May in connection of the Conference, president and two board members were elected. Svein Erik Myrseth from the Norwegian Heart and Lung...

Greetings from the EFA Conference in Sofia Bulgaria

01 July 2007
Bulgaria
Our annual conference, this year with the theme ‘Equality in Health for People with Allergy, Asthma and COPD in Europe – Through prevention and self...

THADE - EU funded project

01 June 2007
EU
Allergy
- Air Quality
The results of THADE (Towards Healthy Air in Dwellings in Europe) project results have now been published in Allergy - a peer reviewed journal. The project...

Press Release: Largest survey ever on severe asthma

05 March 2007
Europe
Asthma
Largest survey ever on severe asthma highlights true impact and need for improved care across Europe Brussels, March 5, 2007 – A ground­breaking...

Improved information of cigarette ingredients

23 December 2006
In EFA’s November ezine we wrote to you about the debate going on at EU level on how to regulate the untested chemicals, the EU Chemicals review (REACH)....

Press Release: COPD Declaration launched at the European Parliament

15 November 2006
EU
COPD
Joint EFA-ERS-ELF Press Release: COPD Declaration launched at the European Parliament Brussels, 15 November 2006 - European COPD patients and...

Will Europe miss a chance for a clean and healthy air?

23 October 2006
BRUSSELS, 23 October 2006 - European Health and Environment Ministers have one of their biggest opportunities ever to affect the future health and well...

Lithuanian National Asthma Congress

01 October 2006
Europe, Lithuania
Asthma
Both EFA and ERS supported the third Lithuanian National Asthma Congress, that was organised on 8 October 2005 in Vilnius by the Lithuanian Pulmonology...

Tackling Health Inequalities and Patient Safety

01 September 2006
Tackling health inequalities is a key health theme for the UK Presidency of the European Union, on 17-18 October, as well as key health determinants including...

New book released in Patient Mobility in the EU

01 June 2006
Patient Mobility in the European Union - Learning From Experience is the name of a new book launched on 29 May 2006 in the European Parliament by the Europe...

New Tobacco Control Scale & World No Tobacco Day

01 June 2006
On 25 May, a new scale to measure country activity' was released and published in the scientific journal Tobacco control (BMJ publication). The scale,...

1 July marks the start of the Finnish Presidency of the EU

01 June 2006
On 1 June, the European Commission welcomed the decision by the Council and Parliament to designate 2007 as 'European Year of Equal Opportunities for All'....

FP7 and Environmental Research

01 June 2006
GA²LEN, of which EFA is a partner, presented their priorities for environmental research during the Open Stakeholder Consultation "Priorities for environment...

update on the ambient air quality legislative process

01 June 2006
In the run up for the voting of the European Parliament (EP) on the EU Thematic Strategy on Quality, and the accompanying directive on ambient air quality...

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