Funding announced in budget for allergic diseases and anaphylaxis
The Australian Federal Budget has announced a $26.9 million investment over 4 years to address allergy and anaphylaxis.
This funding will support the creation of a National Allergy Council (NAC) and a National Allergy Centre of Excellence (NACE), as well as increasing access to support for sufferers of allergic diseases. The leading allergy groups in Australia, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), and Allergies and Anaphylaxis Australia will receive funding towards the NAC. This investment will also drive increased focus, through the NAC on prevention, steps to improve treatment and patient management, and improving access to trained allergy health care professionals.