World Allergy Week 2020
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.
This year's World Allergy Week will run from 28th June to 4th July 2020, and will focus on anaphylaxis, the most severe type of allergic reaction. In the lead up to World Allergy Week, ASCIA (a WAO member society) and AIFA will highlight new and updated anaphylaxis resources on the ASCIA website www.allergy.org.au/anaphyalaxis and the latest research on food, drug and insect allergies www.allergyimmunology.org.au/projects/#latest which are the most common causes of anaphylaxis.
Each year ASCIA and AIFA support World Allergy Week through a range of activities such as the Spot of Red Campaign.
AIFA Research 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
You can raise awareness of allergy through the annual AIFA World Allergy Week 'wear a spot of red' campaign during the month of April. 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.
Content updated November 2019