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30 years of Lyme disease and TBE Association Germany eV

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30 years of Lyme disease and TBE Association Germany eV

A look back at challenges and successes

(Image source: © pixabay/Myriams photos)

The Lyme Disease and TBE Association Germany eV (BFBD) is celebrating its 30th anniversary on April 27th. Since its founding in 1994, the association has successfully advocated for those affected by TBE and Lyme disease, informing members and interested parties about news on the topic in the monthly newsletter and offering support via the telephone hotline. On the occasion of this special anniversary, the BFBD looks back on important milestones in its history in its current anniversary issue of the magazine “BORRELIOSE WISSEN”.

“We look back with great pride on 30 years of successful work. We were able to achieve all of this thanks to our members, a strong network and enormous specialist knowledge. The upcoming change in the association’s board of directors will set the course in a different direction for the future,” says Alexandra Leutenstorfer, deputy chairwoman of the board.

Those affected and interested can download the free anniversary edition of the specialist magazine from the BFBD website and take a first look at the most important milestones in the club’s history. In the 30-year breaking latest news, the individual steps are presented in parallel in detail. The interested reader will quickly see what the BFBD has achieved and achieved over the last 30 years and how those affected have benefited from the work of the BFBD.

For example, the reporting requirement in Bavaria is based on a constant effort in this regard. back and was successfully pushed forward with the support of the current district administrator of Kelheim, Martin Neumeyer. “For the future, we would like to see more research in the area of ​​Lyme disease, because not only TBE is a serious disease. We hope for innovative, new doctors who take their important task seriously and listen to those affected. Who know the medical guidelines, but also understand that sick people should be treated individually and not according to guidelines. We hope that this will provide our members and all patients with new treatment options, significantly improved care and thus a significant increase in quality of life. A shortage of skilled workers is also accompanied by the fact that politics and medicine accept and sit out the fact that people who fall through the cracks of this medicine and such politics when it comes to guideline care and are no longer available to the labor market. “Not to mention the associated secondary illnesses,” continues Leutenstorfer.

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Another wish of the association for the future is to provide self-help groups and associations located throughout Germany with opportunities through training and further education so that they can also provide even better support to their members and participants. “Medical professionals are needed, especially for those with statutory health insurance, who have the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure the best possible care for those affected and patients,” says Leutenstorfer. “Those who think outside the box and contribute to an urgently needed revision of the guidelines.”

The number of people suffering from Lyme disease or one of its many co-infections is continually increasing in Germany, which is not least due to climate change. Ticks and other parasites hardly have any natural enemies and the mild winters do the rest.

“As Germany’s largest patient organization, we will never tire of making our health policy demands public, pursuing them and acting in the interests of all sick people,” promises Treasurer Dirk Oppenkowski.

Image source: © pixabay/Myriams-Photos

The Lyme Disease and TBE Association Germany eV (BFBD) is a patient organization at the federal level and maintains cooperation and exchange across Europe and worldwide. The BFBD emerged from the Lyme Borreliosis Association founded in Hamburg in 1994 and was entered in the association register in 1998. Around 90 percent of the regional Lyme disease self-help groups, associations and contacts as well as almost 1000 individual members and supporters are affiliated with it. The Lyme Disease and TBE Association Germany eV is a member of the BAG Selbsthilfe, the Paritätischen Wohlfahrtsverband Hessen and the German Association of Self-Help Groups eV. He is a cooperating member of the social association VdK.

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Lyme disease and TBE Bund Deutschland eV
Iwona Janz
Poststrasse 9
64293 Darmstadt
+49 6151 66 79 727
+49 6151 66 79 728

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Petra Rein
Poststrasse 9
64293 Darmstadt
+49 6151 66 79 727
+49 6151 66 79 728

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