It’s hard to imagine that 1 in 4 people in Australia and New Zealand will have an allergy or other immune disease. These diseases impact people of all ages and from all walks of life and they take a toll, on families, schools, workplaces.
Money spent on research into the causes, diagnosis, prevention and new treatments for allergy and other immune diseases will make a real difference.
I am excited to announce that AIFA has received 21 expressions of interest from Australasian researchers for our 2018 AIFA Grant Round. These projects have the potential to make advances in the areas of food allergy, antibiotic allergy, allergic asthma, common variable immune deficiency (CVID), Graves Disease, anaphylaxis and more. The Grant Review Committee has reviewed these EOI’s and seven outstanding projects have been shortlisted.
As the Chair of AIFA, I am very pleased to see such a range of outstanding applications for this AIFA funding round. All of these projects have the potential to make real progress in the area of allergy and other immune diseases and to ultimately help those who suffer with these diseases. The committee will have their work cut out for them as they assess and rank these applications, selecting just one with the greatest potential.
The truth is that all of these projects have great potential and we will only be able to fund one in 2018. What if we could fund more projects, and make more advances in the areas of allergy and immune diseases? How much of a difference could we make for people suffering from these diseases? Help us make that difference by making a tax deductible donation today to support more research in 2019.
The AIFA grants program aims to improve the health of people living with allergy and immune diseases by funding medical research. Our progress and achievements so far are the result of the generosity and involvement of our wonderful supporters such as you.
We know that medical research is expensive but it saves lives and improves the quality of life of millions of people living with allergy and other immune diseases and their families. Your tax deductible donation can help us all look to a future where people with these diseases have much improved treatments and positive long term health outcomes.
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AIFA aims to improve the health of people with allergy and other immune diseases by funding medical research and raising awareness