Some sixty research projects and partnerships

Partners

  • Action Against Hunger (Action contre la Faim, ACF)
  • AED
  • UNICEF
  • Faculty of Bioscience Engineering - Universiteit GENT
  • Faculty of Life Sciences - University of Copenhagen
  • FANTA-2
  • Helen Keller International (HKI)
  • ICDDR.B
  • iLiNS Project
  • IMMPaCT
  • Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé, Direction régionale de l'Ouest (IRSS-DRO)
  • IRD
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • OSEO Anvar
  • World Food Program (WFP)
  • Tampereen Yliopisto
  • UC Davis
  • Universitas BERGENSIS

Research themes

  • Treatment of oedematous severe acute malnutrition: aetiology of Kwashiorkor, modelling in piglets;
  • Treatment of moderate emaciation (moderate acute malnutrition, 10 studies);
  • Prevention of moderate acute malnutrition (2 studies);
  • Treatment of micronutrient deficiencies and severe chronic malnutrition in infants and young children aged 6 to 24 months (6 studies);
  • Prevention of micronutrient deficiencies and severe chronic malnutrition in infants and young children aged 6 to 24 months (approximately 11 studies);
  • Prevention of malnutrition in infants by supplementation of both the infant and the pregnant/nursing mother (5 studies);
  • Prevention by supplementation of the mother only (1 study);
  • Comparison between a preventive approach (supplementation of children aged 6 to 24 months) and a therapeutic approach (treatment of malnourished children aged 6 to 59 months): study conducted in Haiti (2007-2008) in cooperation with the IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute), Cornell University (United States) and the NGO World Vision in Haiti (FANTA-2 project funded by USAID);
  • Nutritional support for adults living with HIV/AIDS (3 studies, before initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), at the time of introduction of ART, during treatment);
  • Supplementation of children exposed to HIV/AIDS (2 studies);
  • Absorption of ZinCfant® in children aged 6 to 12 months (3 studies);
  • Impact of Zinc supplementation (comparison of 0, 5 and 10 mg/day, 2 studies);
  • Impact of zinc on morbidity (acute respiratory infections, etc.) (2 studies);
  • Link between zinc deficiencies and growth in young children;
  • etc.