The Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS) has continued to maintain its popularity as a prestigious nutrition society that is keeping afloat despite the economic ebbs on the continent.
Our visibility worldwide has been greatly enhanced by the presence of the society online (www.fanus.org ), which has been revamped by the current Excutive Council led by Professor NNam Ngozi. Also, our member’s email listserve has been active with latest information in the field of nutrition being sent out regularly by your Secretary General Dr Ella Compaore.
Our membership and partnership catchment is truly pan African and growing. Our membership and outlook catchment has continued to expand globally as evidenced by the recent collaborations, visitation and website hits and membership. Lately, African societies from Francophone, Anglophone, North Africa, Portuguese and Spanish speaking, have increased to express interest in associating with us. This perhaps implies increased visibility of the Society. Indeed statistics from our website show thousands of readership and other hits on the Society web pages. The secretariat will be pleased to share this information with whoever is interested.
Rwanda Conference 2019
The current Council has awarded the Rwanda Nutrition Society to organize the 5th FANUS Conference in Kigali. Mr Venuste Muhamyankaka from Rwanda is coordinating the conference on behalf of FANUS.
E-learning Nutrition imitative
Dr Richmond Aryeteey on behalf of FANUS has, participated in the formulation of the e-learning nutrition platform. The platform is an international consortium of nutrition societies; the African Nutrition Society (ANS), the American Society for Nutrition (ASN), the Federation of African Nutrition Societies (FANUS), the Nutrition Society (NS and the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS). The aim of this e-learning platform is to provide nutrition e-learning materials for the education, training and professional development of scientists, students, practitioners and nutrition service providers in African countries. We envisage a large section of the society members benefiting from this initiative. We invite you to attend the launch of the platform on Wednesday.