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A visit of the international nutrition expert to INRSP

As part of the establishment of a specialist laboratory in nutrition at the National Institute for Research in Public Health (INRSP), the international expert Professor Hassan Aguenaou, the director of the Regional Centre of Nutrition, associated with AFRA / IAEA - Rabat (Morocco) visits INRSP from 22 August 2016 to 02 September, 2016.

The aim of this visit is an INRSP training staff for the use of isotope techniques for studies and evaluations in the field of nutrition.

The specialist laboratory in nutrition enters the strategic vision of the INRSP to improve the health of the Mauritanian population through research into the causes of the increase in non-communicable diseases (hypertension, diabetes, obesity ....) by the integration of the component of nutrition in the activities and research studies INRSP primarily in the following areas and themes:

Exclusive breastfeeding and prevention of underweight at birth;

Feeding Infant and Young Child (IYCF);

 The prevention and treatment of micronutrient deficiencies;

 The prevention and treatment of malnutrition.

This new laboratory will strengthen the Research Unit on Food, Nutrition and Environment (URANE) created by the Institute to accompany the PNDS 2012-2020 of the Ministry of Health.

 To ensure the functionality of this laboratory, two executives are being trained in Rabat nutrition regional center for a period of 30 days.