This year’s edition of Better Foods for Better Health Symposium is the sixth of a series of symposia held once every two years at Les Pensières Center for Global Health (with the support of Mérieux NutriSciences), dedicated to sharing the latest scientific developments in nutrition in both developed and developing countries by bringing together scientists, industry players and public policy makers.
Addressing the need for better global nutrition and food safety challenges fits into the Mérieux Foundation’s global health approach of linking health, nutrition and education. The relevance of this approach is emphasized by the increasing recognition of good nutrition as an essential element in building and sustaining health and well-being.
Created in 1967, we are an independent family foundation with public interest status. Our mission is to strengthen local capacities to fight the infectious diseases that affect vulnerable populations.
The Foundation is active in 20 countries in West Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, with a focus on 4 key areas: increasing access to diagnostics, building local research capabilities, encouraging knowledge sharing and public health initiatives, and improving conditions for mothers and children.View website
Mérieux NutriSciences works to prevent health risks related to food and the use of everyday consumer products. It has been active for over 50 years in food safety and nutrition, and in sectors that impact consumers’ health: water & environment, pharmaceutical and medical products, cosmetics, consumer goods, and agrochemicals.
Its laboratories provide tailored services to the agri-food, agrochemical, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries with a presence in 22 countries through a network of over 100 accredited laboratories.View website