10 August 2015:
Medical experts are calling for action to help the four million Australians suffering with allergies. For the first time, a National Allergy Strategy has been developed to improve the quality of life of patients, carers and consumers.
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10 August 2015:
Following 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.
Read more: Parliamentary Allergy Alliance (PAA)
7 August 2015:
Australian children and adults with allergy are often being poorly managed, with resources being wasted and their health and wellbeing at risk - but the launch of the new National Allergy Strategy has solutions.
“More than 4 million Australians are currently affected by allergic diseases and that number is growing fast,” claims leading paediatric allergy specialist Clinical Associate Professor Richard Loh.
”It’s a serious public health issue which requires more than just lip service. We now need action by all levels of government and the community.”
Read more: First National Allergy Strategy released