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 funds 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. See some of the projects we have funded at www.allergyimmunology.org.au/projects.
AIFA is not government funded and relies on donations from the public, ASCIA members and corporations. Administration costs are supported by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). Fundraising is conducted online so there are no expensive mailings, printing costs or overheads such as media advertising campaigns. As a result, all donations are directed toward research projects.