Eosinophilic Awareness Week 18th-24th May 2014 18th-24th May 2014 is Eosinophilic Awareness Week. Read about EGID here.
Gastro research is drastically UNDER FUNDED. It is not "glamorous" and rarely on the radar for celebrities and focus groups, and rarely attracts public interest unlike cardiac care and cancer research. Gastro conditions are badly neglected in the UK when it comes to research funding allocation but without research treatment and outcomes are not likely to improve much.
Approximately 1% of the total amount of medical research funding available in the UK can be accessed for Gastro research. There are currently no listed projects specifically for Eosinophilic Disorders on the National Research database. GOSH are running a Gastro Research Project that will include related conditions/problems.
Alarmingly, children with allergic gut conditions are reaching epidemic proportions according to GOSH as our Consultant there explains in this video (celebrating 100 years of Great Ormond Street Hospital, screened on Daybreak in Spring 2012) At 6min 17sec in he speaks about the significant problem this is becoming.