The Allergy Centre offers expertise care and research opportunities in patients with or suspected of allergies. We are hoping to conduct studies in the major forms in which they present such as food allergy, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, asthma and drug allergy. In conjunction with our newly formed laboratory and specialized diagnostic tests, we hope to provide groundbreaking clinical research and world-class patient care.
Need for Establishing a Centre for national allergy research
The World Allergy Organisation (WAO) approximates the prevalence of allergy in the total population of a nation ranges between 10-40%, and this as well as their implications are on the rise in relation to environmental and lifestyle changes associated with the constant progression of urbanization and globalization. It is essential to appreciate the debilitating nature of allergic diseases on the quality of life of patients and their families, impacting their individual development, career plans and lifestyle choices. Therefore, despite recent advances in allergy diagnosis, management and basic science, there is still urgency to prioritize and concert research efforts to fulfil the major knowledge gaps in allergy which fall under the themes of mechanism; prevention; epidemiological surveillance; phenotypes and endotypes; biomarkers for prediction, diagnosis, classification, treatment response; severe disease and exacerbations; and novel treatments including biologicals, vaccines, new drugs.
We thrive to design, initiate, implement and continue high-quality research in our Allergy Research Centre in keeping concurrence with national and international centres targeting to enhance allergy related patient care. Research in the fields of prevention, diagnosing and treatment will enable us to contribute to better quality of life for allergic patients as well as to develop interventions to prevent and treat allergic diseases.