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The Fiji Health Sector Support Project (FHSSP), funded by the Australian Government, has supported the Fiji Ministry of Health to introduce life-saving vaccines into their national immunisation program.
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We need your help to make breakthroughs like these a reality! Click here to find out the latest on this research and to show your support. Sarah and Olivia were both diagnosed with a peanut allergy at an early age; both severe enough that they needed to carry an EpiPen in case of anaphylaxis. However, since taking part in our peanut allergy immunotherapy trial, both girls are able to tolerate peanut – and Sarah regularly includes peanuts in all forms of her diet. Over 60 peanut allergic children in the study were either given a dose of a probiotic, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, together with peanut protein in increasing amounts, or a placebo over 18 months to assess whether children would become tolerant to peanut. The probiotic was a fixed daily dose, while the peanut oral immunotherapy was a daily dose of peanut protein starting at very low doses followed by a...