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Allergy Awareness Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals in Borneo

The panels from right to left - Dr Liew Fah Onn, Dr Amir Hamzah Abdul Latiff and Dr Kent Woo Chee Keen talking to the obstetricians & gynecologists and pediatricians from Sabah and Sarawak at Le Meridian Hotel. - Photo by Ille Tugimin/SayangSabah
The panels from right to left – Dr Liew Fah Onn, Dr Amir Hamzah Abdul Latiff and Dr Kent Woo Chee Keen talking to the obstetricians & gynecologists and pediatricians from Sabah and Sarawak at Le Meridian Hotel. – Photo by Ille Tugimin/SayangSabah

KOTA KINABALU – The Malaysian Medical Association and Sabah Medical Association played host to three leading medical professionals from Kuala Lumpur to share data and findings from the release of the newly published Malaysian Allergy Prevention (MAP) Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals.

The Malaysian Allergy Prevention (MAP) Guidelines for Healthcare Professionals is a collaboration between the Malaysian Society of Allergy & Immunology (MSAI), Obstetrical and Gynecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM) and Malaysian Pediatric Association (MPA).

Due to the increased prevalence of childhood allergies, the three societies have come together to formulate the guidelines for the prevention of allergies.

The panels included Dr Liew Fah Onn a Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Assunta Hospital Petaling Jaya, Dr Amir Hamzah Abdul Latiff President of the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology; and Dr Kent Woo Chee Keen currently practicing at Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur.

These panel of doctors recognized that the introduction of the Allergy Risk Tracker (ART), an interactive device that is currently placed at 50 hospitals and clinics across the country is a positive step forward for the public to know their allergy risk level.

The ART is capable of assessing a child’s allergy risk based on family history through asking a series of simple questions. A family history of allergies is one of the simplest and easiest ways to check if an individual is at risk of developing allergic diseases.

The ART will determine a person’s allergy risk classification; be it medium or high.

The forum was attended by obstetricians & gynecologists and pediatricians from Sabah and Sarawak at Le Meridien Hotel, today. – SayangSabah

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