About World Allergy Week
World Allergy Week is an annual initiative of the World Allergy Organization (WAO), together with its Member Societies, to raise awareness of allergic disease and related disorders and advocate for the provision of training and resources in the diagnosis, management, and prevention of these diseases and asthma, which are rising in prevalence around the world.
WAO established the initiative with the vision of bringing together multiple stakeholder groups including physicians, medical educators, patient advocates, policy makers, the general public, and health care authorities for an integrated approach to addressing the needs of patients who suffer from allergic diseases and asthma and those who provide care for them.
Historically, WAO hosted “World Allergy Day," in association with the biennial World Allergy Congress, beginning with the first event in July 2005. After recommendations from WAO Member Societies and other associates of WAO to expand the scope and timeline of World Allergy Day so as to facilitate wider participation around the world, the WAO Board of Directors approved the establishment of World Allergy Week in 2011.
There are many ways to get involved. Each year WAO receives stories, audio and video recordings, photographs and press releases from the many programs and activities that take place locally, nationally and regionally due to the innovative planning of participating individuals and organizations. Many of these reports are archived on this website.
WAO provides resources every year regarding the global theme for its Member Societies and information for everyone interested in World Allergy Week. Follow the links below to learn more!