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Parliamentary Allergy Alliance (PAA)

10 August 2015: 

AProf Richard Loh and Sussan LeyFollowing the National Allergy Strategy (NAS) launch on 7 August 2015, the Parliamentary Allergy Alliance (PAA) was launched on 10 August 2015 at Parliament House, Canberra.

Guests at the PAA launch included the Minister for Health (Hon Sussan Ley MP), the shadow Minister for Health (Hon Catherine King MP), the leader of the Australian Greens (Senator Richard Di Natale) and the Hon Anna Burke MP.

Presentations featured an opening address by Senator Di Natale, an overview of the NAS by Maria Said, particularly moving stories about their experiences from Dr Shiu Lam and Isobelle Lam and a closing address by Anna Burke.

The “ask a clinical immunology/allergy specialist” session involved Dr Ray Mullins, Dr Melanie Wong and A/Prof Richard Loh.

Parliamentary Allergy Alliance (PAA) was launched on 10 August 2015 at Parliament House, Canberra

From left: Dr Shiu Lam, Dr Melanie Wong, Dr Raymond Mullins, Maria Said, Isobelle Lam (in front), A/Prof Richard Loh, Minister for Health (Hon Sussan Ley MP).


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National Allergy Strategy Rationale

Allergic diseases have become an increasingly important chronic disease and public health issue in Australia and other developed countries over the last two decades, contributing to increased demand for medical services, significant economic cost of care and reduced quality of life of people with allergic diseases and their carers.

Leading organisations

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Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) is the leading medical organisation for allergy in Australia. 

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Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) is the leading patient organisations for allergy in Australia. 

The National Allergy Strategy has received funding from the Australian Government for the following projects:
Food allergy prevention | Teens and young adults | Food service | Drug allergy

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