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Membership Benefits

The Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS) offers National Member Societies with a range of benefits including; keeping our members up to date with nutrition science knowledge and help our members extend their network of professional contacts.

Becoming a member will give National Nutrition Societies and their individual members access to the following range of benefits:

        i.            Discounted rates to our scientific conferences

      ii.            Receive opportunities, latest Federation news and latest developments in the field of Nutrition posted to FANUS members via email

    iii.            Travel grants to aid in travelling to scientific conferences

    iv.            Financial assistance to attend Nutrition Leadership Programmes jointly organized

      v.            Join a regional section for news and events within your area

    vi.            Join one of the Four Nutrition teams set up by the President

  vii.            Vote in elections for new members to represent members

viii.            Present your research at a the Federation conferences

    ix.            Develop your leadership skills by becoming a member of the student body

      x.            Nominate yourself to join a committee

    xi.            Eligible to apply for one of our awards

Scope of the Congress

The conference provides a forum for nutrition and health scientists, policy makers, entrepreneurs, development partners, and other stakeholders in the nutrition, health, agriculture and food sectors to present their latest research findings. Also, the conference will act as an avenue to dialogue how to enhance better nutrition and health among Africans to serve as the foundation for sustainable human, social, and economic development.

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts submission is open up to 31st March 2019. The call of abstracts will be sent before end of 2018.  However, all abstracts relevant to the Congress theme or sub-themes should be written in English and not exceed 300 words. Authors should indicate which symposia there abstract pertains to. The presenting author should be underlined and contact information noted. Each abstract should contain a short introduction; purpose of the study/program; methods/approach used; summary of results; and major conclusions/ recommendations. Send your abstracts to Dr Ella Compaore rakibf@gmail.com CCed Dr Christine Mukantwali mukantwali@gmail.com

Themes and symposia

In addition to plenary presentations, this four day conference will have parallel symposia focused on 11 sub-themes:

·     Malnutrition; forms, trends, causalities, innovations and cost.

·     Commitments, policies and strategies to eliminate malnutrition

·     Multi-sectoral coordination of nutrition initiatives

·     Sustainable financing of Nutrition

·     Human Capital Development and Education

·     Nutrition and NCDs

·     Isotopes in nutrition research

·     Advocacy, communication and mobilization

·     Data generation and Knowledge systems

·     Nutrition policies, politics, and nutrition governance in Africa

·     Nutrition and health implication of the current food system in Africa

Exploring the Potential of African foods in Nutrition and disease