Welcome to the Allergy and Immunology website, which is designed to help you navigate your way through your allergic and immunological concerns.

The Allergy and Immunology Awareness Program (AIAP) is an HMC based program dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about these conditions.

Here you can learn about some of the basics and most common conditions, stay updated on the latest news and scientific advances for allergies and primary immunodeficiencies.

These pages also aim to support parents of children who have one or more of these conditions. As such we have stories and activities for our younger patients in the kids’ corner.

Allergic/immunological conditions usually start in childhood and most of the time, carry on well into adulthood. Not only do they have clear physical effects on a person, but also social, emotional and psychological ones, due to the chronic nature of the majority of these diseases.

Advances in medicine have made it possible to manage these diseases through pharmaceuticals as well as healthier daily choices. Living and coping with what could be the long term use of medications and lifestyle adaptations, can be a journey. As such, the AIAP was born to guide you through that journey, to simplify and create easy access to relevant information from sources you can trust.

We hope that through the resources presented on this site, we are able to link you to the information you and your family need.

Dr. Mehdi Adeli
Senior Consultant, Allergy & Immunology 
Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
Pediatrics Department,
Hamad Medical Corporation
25th September 2020 is World Lung Day, here some facts about COVID-19

  • Covid-19 is a viral respiratory infection
  • So far it has affected over 25 million people worldwide and nearly 860,000 have died
  • Older people and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart and lung problems, diabetes, or cancer, are at higher risk of developing serious illness with COVID-19

Reduce your risk of catching COVID-19:
  • Wear a mask: prevent spread and protect others.
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.
  • Distance: keep your distance typically 2 meters.
  • Avoid crowds where it is hard to maintain distance.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze.
  • Stay home and self-isolate even with minor symptoms.