Allergy Related Organizations

WAO has assembled a comprehensive list of links to a wide variety of allergy-related organizations. For articles relating to specific allergic diseases, please visit the Allergic Diseases Resource Center.

If you would like to suggest other global allergy-related organizations, please email the website address to WAO will review the site and notify you of its decision.

WAO Member Societies

The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is an international umbrella organization. By collaborating with member societies, WAO provides direct educational outreach programs, symposia and lectureships to members in nearly 100 countries around the globe.

Full List of Member Societies

International Organizations

Allergic Rhinitis and It's Impact on Asthma - ARIA - is a non-governmental organization working in collaboration with the World Health Organization. The purpose and mission of ARIA is to educate and implement evidence-based management on allergic rhinitis and its
association with asthma.

Global Allergy and Asthma European Network. The objective of the European Union funded GA²LEN Network of Excellence is to establish an internationally competitive network of European centers of excellence in allergy and asthma. The program aims to strengthen European research, spread excellence and knowledge, to address allergy and asthma in their totality and eventually to decrease the burden of allergy and asthma in all regions of Europe.

The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) works with health care professionals and public health officials around the world to reduce asthma prevalence, morbidity, and mortality.

Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. The objectives of GOLD are to address diagnosis, management, prevention and awareness of chronic obstructive lung disease.

iCAALL - International Collaboration in Asthma, Allergy and Immunology

International Association of Asthmology (INTERASMA)

Pan American Health Organization

Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP)

United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

World Health Organization

International Union of Immunological Societies (I.U.I.S.)
Nomenclature Committee

The I.U.I.S. Allergen Nomenclature Sub-committee operates under the auspices of the International Union of Immunological Societies (I.U.I.S.) and the World Health Organization (W.H.O.). The objectives of the I.U.I.S. Allergen Nomenclature Sub-committee are to:

  • Maintain a unique and unambiguous nomenclature for allergen molecules
  • Maintain the 'official list of allergens'

Patient Organizations

Aha! Swiss Center for Allergy

Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA)

Allergy and Asthma Association of Health (Finland)

Allergy and Asthma Network - Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc. (AAN-MA) (USA)

Allergy/Asthma Information Association (Canada)

Allergy Foundation of South Africa

Allergy New Zealand

Allergy UK

American Latex Association

American Lung Association

Anaphylaxis Campaign (UK)

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)

Asthma Kids Canada

Asthma Society of Canada

Asthma Society of Ireland

Canadian Hereditary Angioedema Society

European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation

European Federation of Allergy and Airway Diseases Patients Associations

Federasma (Italy)

Fondation contre les Affectìons Respiratoires et pour l' Education à la Santé (F.A.R.E.S.)

Fondation pour la Prevention des Allergies

Food Allergy Canada

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) (USA) 


Global Allergy & Airways Patient Platform (GAAPP)

Hayfever Expert

Health on the Net Foundation (Switzerland)

Nederlands Anafylaxis Network

Norges Astma- og Allergiforbund

Polish Allergen Research Center

Sociedad de Alergologos del Norte de España

UCB Institute of Allergy

Public Health Organizations

Allergy Data Laboratories (Allergome Project)

  • The Allergome website has been designed to supply information on Allergenic Molecules (Allergens).
  • Identified molecules causing an IgE-mediated (allergic, atopic) disease (anaphylaxis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, conjunctivitis, rhinitis, urticaria) have been selected from international scientific journals and from web-based resources.
  • It also contains data on allergenic sources whether they have identified molecules or not.

Clinical Immunology Society

Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies (FOCiS)

Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) (USA)

Japanese Society for Immunology

MDLinx Allergy/Immunology

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) (USA)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) (USA)

The New England Journal of Medicine