Why support AIFA?
- Funding for medical research into allergy and other immune diseases is critical. We need earlier diagnosis, strategies for prevention, better treatments and potential cures.
- AIFA provides a vehicle for corporate or personal donors, as well as philanthropic organisations, to contribute to a trustworthy fund that will enable this important future research, identified by leading experts.
- Our overheads are low, focused on web-based operations and marketing, which are supported by ASCIA. This means that 100% of your donation goes to the research that will make a difference.
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible, and donors of $100 or more are listed on the AIFA website, subject to permission being granted by the donor. Donations of any amount are appreciated and will help us to make a difference.
AIFA background information
Allergy and other immune diseases affect the lives of 1 in 4 people in Australia and New Zealand. The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) is a charity dedicated to improving the health of people living with allergic diseases, immunodeficiencies and other immune diseases (such as Lupus and Wegener's Granulomatosis).
AIFA helps to fund medical research projects that will lead to the better detection of disease, strategies for prevention, improved treatments and potential cures. We also aim to raise awareness of allergy and immune disease.
AIFA research grants encourage projects that are focused on results for patients. They promote collaborations between researchers throughout Australia and New Zealand. Young researchers trying to break into the competitive world of medical research are supported through the AIFA Early Career Researchers Grant awarded annually. See some of our work at www.allergyimmunology.org.au/projects.
AIFA is not government funded and relies on donations from individuals, families and organisations.