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About AIFA

The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) is the only charity in Australia and New Zealand specifically funding allergy and immunology research. 

AIFA is committed to supporting emerging and early career researchers working on innovative projects that do not yet have major funding. Continued funding of research is vital for the prevention and treatment of allergy, immunodeficiency, and other immune disorders, and to ultimately find cures.
AIFA has supported 34 research projects.  This seed funding has led to good projects receiving the recognition they deserve from larger funding agencies such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Why is medical research important?

What we learn about the immune system now will help fight illness in the future. The high quality of medical care we enjoy today is built upon years of medical research.  By donating to AIFA you can help to improve patient care and save lives by advancing medical knowledge. 

AIFA grant applications are reviewed by a voluntary grant selection panel. These experts have world leading clinical and research experience in allergy and clinical immunology.  

Why do allergy and immune diseases matter?

Allergy and other immune diseases are amongst the fastest growing chronic health challenges affecting both children and adults in Australia and New Zealand.  They impact day to day health and quality of life.  Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), primary immunodeficiency diseases and autoimmunity may be life threatening, 

Charity Status

AIFA is an initiative of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), the peak professional body of clinical immunology/allergy specialists in Australia and New Zealand. A registered charity, all donations are tax deductible.

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How can you help?

Every dollar counts.  Make a donation and help make a difference to people living with allergy and immune diseases

Donations of $100 or more are listed on this website.