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Implementation of SCALE

01 October 2005
The EU Consultative Forum on Environment and Health met on 19 October 2005. The progress of the SCALE Environment and Health Action Plan 2004-2010, shared...

New clean air strategy proposed by European Commission

01 October 2005
On 21 September 2005 the European Commission proposed a long awaited and ambitious strategy to achieve further improvements in air quality across Europe....

Vote to remove hazardous chemicals from circulation

01 October 2005
A new law (a.k.a REACH) designed to remove potentially toxic substances from circulation by getting the industry to provide information on chemicals used...

World COPD Day 2005

01 October 2005
COPD
World COPD DAY is on 16 November 2005 and its theme this year is "Breathless not Helpless!"- a positive theme that emphasizes that there is help for COPD. EFA...

EFA AGM

01 October 2005
We would like to remind you that the EFA AGM will be taking place in Prague on 10 May 2006 followed by the EFA Conference 10-12 May 2005. The focus of...

Welcome to the October edition of the EFA online newsletter!

01 October 2005
This month we have focused on several exciting new developments in environment and health policies and on WHO's new report on Chronic Disease as well as...

European asthma patients living in isolation and fear of fatal attack

19 September 2005
Europe
Asthma
European Respiratory Society Congress, Copenhagen, Monday, 19 September, 2005 – The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’...

More about the anti-tobacco coalition in your country

01 September 2005
The European Network for Smoking Prevention (ENSP) has released a report giving an overview of the main objectives, current activities, recent achievements...

EEN sets its environmental priorities

01 September 2005
The European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) Environment Network (EEN) held its second Annual General Meeting this month. This year's policy priorities were...

Legislation on Pediatric medicine

01 September 2005
The use of unlicensed and off-label medicine for children is widespread and it has been of increasing concern in recent years. In the EU, fifty per cent...

New EU Public Heath and Consumer Protection Programme

01 September 2005
The health industry wants the future EU health policy (see ezine 1/2005 issue) to focus on enhancing the competitiveness of the sector while NGOs wish...

Oxygen supply for COPD patients traveling abroad

01 September 2005
Europe
COPD
Oxygen supply for COPD patients traveling abroad On 1 September 2005, the Netherlands based Oxygen supply company, CARE 0², who organizes various...

Launch of EFA Fighting for Breath Severe Asthma Report

01 September 2005
Europe
Asthma
EFA launched the results of the survey: Fighting for Breath - a European Patient's Perspective on Severe Asthma at the ERS Congress in Copenhagen this...

Welcome to the third issue of EFA's eZine.

01 September 2005
September has been a very busy month for EFA with the launch of the 'Fighting for Breath' report at the European Respiratory Society Congress in Copenhagen,...

Report on patient centered healthcare on chonic conditions

01 August 2005
The World Health Organization (WHO) publication, Preparing a Healthcare Workforce for the 21st Century: The Challenge of Chronic Conditions calls for...

Working with the media on environment & health pocket guide

01 August 2005
The European Public Health Alliance Environment Network (EEN) and the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) recently released a new guide to help non-governmental...

Call for regional Champions for Patients for Patient Safety

01 August 2005
The Patient and Consumer workshop on patient safety, which was highlighted in the EFA Newsletter nro 1 will take place from November 27th to 1st December...

Petition for the Czech Republic to ratify the FCTC

01 August 2005
Czech Republic
- Tobacco & Smoking
The Czech Republic failed to ratify the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The Czech Senate refused its ratification on June, 23, 2005...

EU tobacco advertising ban takes effect

01 August 2005
A Directive banning tobacco advertising in the print media, on radio and over the internet entered into force on 31st July 2005. It also prohibits tobacco...

Patient representatives for EMEA Board

01 August 2005
The European Council of Ministers has finally made the appointments of the two patient representatives to the European Medicines Authority (EMEA) Management...