World Allergy Week is a global campaign of the World Allergy Organisation (WAO), which aims to raise awareness of the impact of allergy in our communities.
World Allergy Week 2019 runs from 7-13 April and the focus area is food allergy.
AIFA and ASCIA, a WAO member society, support World Allergy Week each year, through a range of activities.
National Allergy Strategy Petition and World Allergy Week 2019
As part of World Allergy Week 2019, we encourage anyone who is affected by allergy to support the National Allergy Strategy's $20 million election plea to all major political parties, by signing a petition and sharing it with family and friends. This petition is open until 13 April 2019, which coincides with the end of World Allergy Week.
The National Allergy Strategy is a partnership between ASCIA (Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy) and A&AA (Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia), working together with other stakeholders. Whilst the Australian Government has provided some funding for the Strategy, more support is required to combat the rise in allergy and improve the health and wellbeing of people living with allergic diseases.
AIFA Food Allergy Research Grants and World Allergy Week 2019
In 2019 AIFA will be awarding a total of $120,000 in research grants, including $50,000 for food allergy research. To submit an EOI (expression of interest) for these grants by the due date of 15 April 2019 go to www.allergyimmunology.org.au/grants
AIFA is 100% dedicated to fund research that will improve the health and wellbeing of people with allergy and other immune system disorders. By donating to AIFA, you can be reassured that:
100% of donations to AIFA directly fund allergy/immunology research grants.
100% of AIFA grants are selected by allergy/immunology experts.
100% of donations to AIFA are tax deductible.
Wear a Spot of Red during World Allergy Week 2019
You can raise awareness of allergy through the annual AIFA World Allergy Week 'wear a spot of red' campaign. We encourage anyone who is affected by allergy to help raise awareness and funds to support research into allergy, by wearing a spot of red or holding an event in their home, school or workplace. Some fun activities have been developed that can be used in preschools, early childhood education/care centres, classrooms or even at home. These include a 'spot the difference' game and a colouring in activity. Please feel free to download and use these activities during World Allergy Week. To access these activities go to www.allergyimmunology.org.au/support-aifa/worldallergyweek
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AIFA aims to improve the health of people with allergy and other immune diseases by funding medical research