International Organizations



DISCLAIMER - We endeavour to provide links to helpful organizations for people searching for information related to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. However, the links to organizations listed below are provided as resource information only. We have not vetted this information, nor do we endorse these organizations or their opinions. Some of these organizations have links and disclaimers of their own. Please properly vet all information that you obtain online and read all website disclaimers. For any medical advice, consult your family physician or medical specialists.

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) was founded by asbestos victims and their families. ADAO seeks to give asbestos victims and concerned citizens a united voice to raise public awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. ADAO’s mission includes supporting global advocacy and advancing asbestos awareness, prevention, early detection, treatment, and resources for asbestos-related disease.

The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) was established by the Asbestos Diseases Research Foundation (ADRF). The Foundation is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to assist and support the research efforts of ADRI, the world’s largest stand-alone research facility dedicated to asbestos-related diseases.

The International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS), established in 2000, provides a conduit for the exchange of information between groups and individuals working to achieve a global asbestos ban and seeking to alleviate the damage caused by widespread asbestos use.

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (formerly known as MARF) is the US national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by mesothelioma by funding mesothelioma research, by educating patients, and by advocating for federal mesothelioma funding.

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is dedicated to serving mesothelioma victims and their families. Visit their website for information and resources for patients and their families. A free mesothelioma information packet can be obtained by filling out the online request form.

The Mesothelioma Centre at provides vital services and free resources for patients and families affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers. Their website is full of information about mesothelioma cancer and how they can help.

The Mesothelioma Group is a small team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families. They will guide you through every step of the diagnostic and treatment process, whether you’re a patient, family member, or friend.

The mission of Mesothelioma Guide is to guide mesothelioma patients and their loved ones toward  answers, care options, and free health solutions that improve their lives. It was founded with over a decade of experience serving the mesothelioma community and a commitment to creating a better environment for patients and family members. 

The goal of MesotheliomaHelp is to provide appropriate information to families battling mesothelioma to empower them to participate in making the decisions about their care, and to offer some measure of hope and support. Please read their privacy policy before providing them with your contact information.

Mesothelioma Specialists can help you find the best mesothelioma specialists in your area and provide you and your family with the comfort, support and security you need to move forward through treatment. Their team of experts will provide you with the vital services that you need to make the best choices for your treatment options.

Mesothelioma Symptoms is an extensive database of information and resources for patients and their families to better understand the symptoms of mesothelioma and the various aspects of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and many other factors of survival.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

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