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EFA at the IPCRG and EAACI congresses

01 June 2006
For the first time, EFA was represented at the International Primary Care Respiratory Group congress in Oslo 9-11 June, which brought together 420 general...

Welcome to the June 2006 edition of the EFA ezine!

01 June 2006
I am delighted to let you know that the European Parliament has in their plenary session in Strasbourg 15 June voted in favour of the amendments on allergic...

European Commission Ammends Colour Photograph Decision

01 May 2006
On 12 April 2006 the European Commission's Directorate General for Health published  Decision amending Commission Decision C(2005) concerning the size...

WHO publishes the 2005 European Health Report

01 May 2006
The World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe has published the European Health Report 2005 'Public Health Action for Healthier Children and...

Sudden and heavy start for the pollen season in Europe

01 May 2006
In the last couple of weeks, pollen-loaded air over large parts of Europe (in particular Central and Northern Europe) has been clearly visible in early...

EU Parliament votes to exclude healthcare services from ESD

01 May 2006
On 16 February, the European Parliament voted in plenary session on the European Services Directive, including text stating that the Directive should not...

Community System on Safety of Medicines

01 May 2006
In EFA's February ezine, you may remember that we reported EFA and the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) having made comments to the...

Update on Seveth Framework Programme for Research (FP7)

01 May 2006
As members will know from a communication sent 17 May, the European Parliament (EP) groups, who are giving opinion on the proposal for the FP7 have reached...

Are you in control of your asthma, or is it in control?

01 May 2006
United Kingdom
Asthma
Asthma UK launched the Asthma Control Test? on World Asthma Day. The Test is a 60-second five-point questionnaire to help people really understand how...

World Asthma Day in Kaunas, Lithuania

01 May 2006
Lithuania
Asthma
World Asthma Day on 2 May was celebrated in Kaunas, by a conference “Living with Asthma“  directed at nurses...

FFAAIR action on COPD

01 May 2006
France
COPD
French authorities, together with medical and scientific organisations, medical research, FFAAIR and other patients associations, have defined the goals...

Welcome to the May edition of EFA's online newsletter!

01 May 2006
Greetings from the EFA Annual General Meeting and Conference in Prague! The 10th EFA Conference 10-13 May had a record participation of over 500 delegates,...

Launch of the 'Lifting the Smoke-screen' on passive smoking

23 April 2006
A report by the Smoke-Free Partnership, partnership between European Respiratory Society (ERS), Cancer Research UK and National Institute of Cancer in...

Welcome to the April edition of EFA's online newsletter!

23 April 2006
The global theme for the World Asthma Day (WAD) 2 May this year – Unmet Needs lead to poor asthma control – reminds us what we learned from patients...

Wednesday 8 March 2006: National No Smoking Day in the UK

01 April 2006
United Kingdom
- Tobacco & Smoking
This year’s National No Smoking Day in the UK focuses on cessation and how to stop smoking, which is particularly relevant following the decision last...

Health Inequalities: Challenge for Europe' report published

01 April 2006
On 14 March 2006, the European Commission’s DG Health and Consumer Protection published two new reports on Health Inequalities in Europe, commissioned...

Europeans are worried about medical errors

01 April 2006
According to a Eurobarometer survey published in February, European citizens generally do not feel protected from medical errors and European health care...

New EU Public Health Programme voted in European Parliament

01 April 2006
On 6 April 2005 the Commission adopted a Health and Consumer protection Strategy and a proposal for a European Parliament and Council Decision creating...

World Asthma Day in Lithuania

01 April 2006
Lithuania
Asthma
The Lithuanian Council of Asthma Clubs is holding events to celebrate World Asthma Day in Lithuania on 6 and 7 May 2006.  Representatives from more than...

Asthma UK launches Asthma Control Test

01 April 2006
United Kingdom
Asthma
On World Asthma Day on 2 May 2006, Asthma UK is launching the Asthma Control TestTM, a 60-second five-point questionnaire to help people really understand...

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