MEMBERS

Ukraine – Before and After

Three times our life was divided into “Before” and “After”… Written by Lyubov Petrova, mother of a daughter with OI & chair of the Ukranian OI-organization.  The Diagnosis First it was my daughter’s diagnosis with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI)… “Before” was joy of the birth of a long-awaited beautiful baby-daughter, registration to the best kindergarden in…

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War in Ukraine – how can you help?

There is a brutal war going on in one of OIFE’s member countries, and the last couple of days OIFE has received several questions from people who are concerned about the situation in Ukraine. Many are wondering if there is an OI-organization in Ukraine and how they can be of assistance to people with OI…

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OIFE

In 2021 we made an impact together!

Dear members of the international OI-community!  In Australia the champagne has been uncorked already, but in the rest of the world we are in different ways preparing the celebration of another year coming to an end. It is also a celebration of the opportunities of a New Year called 2022, which we hope will be…

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ADVOCACY

OIFE at Council of Federations meeting

November 9th and 10th OIFE was represented by Ingunn Westerheim at the Council of Federations (CEF) meeting of EURORDIS – the European umbrella organization for rare conditions. The socalled CEF is a forum where umbrella organizations and federations for rare conditions in Europe come together to learn about news in the European rare disease field…

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Apply for EURORDIS Summer School!

Have you seen that applications for the 2022 EURORDIS Summer School are open? OIFE have at least five people who attended Summer School before and who graduated as patient experts. Take your patient advocacy to the next level, and learn with EURORDIS – European Rare Diseases Organisation about an exciting range of topics – including…

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ADVOCACY

Tell Ursula about OI!

Tell Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, YOUR reason why Europe needs to take action for a better future for people living with a rare disease by 2030. It’s important that people with OI are also represented in this important campaign document, asking for a new European action plan for rare…

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ADVOCACY

Save the European Health NGOs!

Large European health NGOs like EURORDIS – European Rare Diseases Organisation and European Patients’ Forum play a pivotal role in advocating for and communicating the needs of the most vulnerable in society, whilst continually pressing for greater action in health policy at the EU level. OIFE totally support their work to restore the operating grants…

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ADVOCACY

OIFE at Rare Disease Week

Rare Disease Week (RDW) is a brand new week-long series of events organized by EURORDIS which started February 22nd 2021. It included many webinars that targeted on rare disease patient advocates. The goal was to empower them with knowledge and skills so they can effectively participate in advocative activities at a European level and influence…

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ADVOCACY

Rare 2030 Recommendations

On February 23rd we were at least six people from the OIFE-community represented at the big Rare 2030 conference brilliantly hosted by EURORDIS. The conference had more than 650 participants attending live (online) and even more people following on streaming. The main purpose was to present the recommendations from the Rare2030 foresight study. These were…

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