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Co-chair of the National Allergy Strategy and CEO of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia receives honour

13 June 2022

Maria Said AMCongratulations to Maria Said AM, Co-chair of the National Allergy Strategy and CEO of Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia, for being awarded an Order of Australia.

Maria has been a Co-chair of the National Allergy Strategy since it was launched in August 2015. In addition to her Co-chair role, she has also been a project lead for the Allergy 250K youth project, anaphylaxis register project and drug allergy project.

Maria is passionate about improving the health and well-being of people living with allergic diseases. As a strong advocate, the National Allergy Strategy is very fortunate to have her as a Co-chair.

We are delighted that Maria’s contribution to the anaphylaxis treatment, education and prevention has been acknowledged.

See https://www.gg.gov.au/queens-birthday-2022-honours-list 

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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.

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