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Unit Head

Associate Professor Jonny Peter

MB ChB, MMed, FCP (SA), PhD

Associate Professor Jonathan Peter is Unit Head and also serves as Head of the Division of Allergology and Clinical Immunology at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town. Read more

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About Us

The Allergy & Immunology Research Unit was established in 2000 by Professor Paul Potter, to provide “state of the art” clinical and laboratory services for the diagnosis and management of allergic and other immune-based disease.
Our strong emphasis on applied research has resulted in the publication of nearly 250+ papers since we opened our research unit.  Download PDF profile

Our mission is to transform the lives of patients with allergies and immune-based disease through innovative science and compassionate care

Pollen Calendar

The calendar is a guide to seasonal pollination patterns and is based on previous years’ sampling results. Visit www.pollensa.co.za

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More than 20% of the population suffer from allergic disease.
Of the estimated 4 million South Africans with asthma, 1.5% die of this condition annually.
South Africa has the world’s fourth highest asthma death rate among five to 35 year olds.

RELEVANCE

Researching solutions to a growing epidemic of allergic disease

EXCELLENCE

Leading the continent to understand and manage allergic disease

RESPECT

Empathetic and quality care for every allergic child and adult

In August 2017, the Allergy and Immunology Unit started a partnership with Pharmadynamics to provide weekly pollen counts for allergy sufferers and their doctors. Please visit www.allergyexpert.co.za for the weekly counts.

AIU news

13th September 2017
Interview with Ass. Prof Jonny Peter on SABC Expresso

Cape Drought Could Worsen Hayfever

SABC Expresso, 13 September 2017
7th August 2017

Is it a cold or an allergy?

  You have a runny nose, a cough and you can’t stop sneezing. Winter is here so it must be a cold, right? Wrong, it could […]
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