AIFA News 7 May 2019

  AIFA 100% of Donations fund allergy and immunology research  

May 2019

Support AIFA on World Lupus Day 10 May 2019

Josephine Riek 8We are extremely grateful for the courage and support of Josephine Riek, who is raising money for AIFA. 

Josephine is shaving her head this Friday, World Lupus Day, to raise awareness and fund more research for systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

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AIFA research grant applications

We received a record number of expressions of interest (EOIs) for AIFA grants in 2019.  However, we have decided to extend the EOI deadline for the $15,000 Hereditary Angioedema (HAE) clinical research grant, that has been supported by CSL Behring. Grant EOIs should be submitted by 21 May 2019.  For an EOI form go to 

Recent tick allergy publication supports ASCIA recommendations

tick publication 6A study titled “Tick killing in situ before removal to prevent allergic and anaphylactic reactions in humans: a cross-sectional study” has recently been published.

This publication supports the ASCIA recommendation to prevent allergic reactions to ticks by not forcibly removing the tick. Disturbing the tick may cause the tick to inject more allergen-containing saliva.

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UK inquest into fatal anaphylaxis 

It is with great sadness that we read about a recent UK inquest into a fatal anaphylaxis case of a 13 year old school student who had multiple food allergies. For more details, including published studies about skin contact and food allergens go to

Donations to AIFA are tax deductible

AIFA is 100% dedicated to fund research that will improve the health and wellbeing of people with allergy and other immune system disorders. AIFA is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), which means that donations to AIFA are tax deductible.

To donate go to AIFA go to

  Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA)
Suite 29, 117 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale NSW 2100 
PO Box 450 Balgowlah NSW 2093 Australia 
Registered as a charity ABN: 45 615 521 452
All donations are tax deductible

AIFA aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people with allergy and other immune system disorders by funding medical research