THE CREATION OF THE ACTIGENOMICS FOUNDATION AIMS AT DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING APPLICATIONS OF FUNCTIONAL MICRONUTRITION AND NUTRIGENOMICS TO ALLOW UNDERPRIVILEGED POPULATIONS TO BENEFIT BY THEM.
The Foundation’s objective is, in a first step, to be able to demonstrate the usefulness of this micronutrigenomic complementation for public health issues on a large scale. In a second step, the objective is to establish the production and distribution means adapted to the geographic and economic conditions of concerned populations.
To date, two actions are undertaken, with the objective of strengthening the immune status:
> In children from 1 to 5 years old suffering from malnutrition, and therefore from weakening of their immune system with serious consequences. (Study conducted in Rwanda)
> In HIV-affected populations receiving or not a tritherapy treatment. (Study conducted in Togo, Burkina Faso and Rwanda.)
These actions should help to open up large scale actions that will be conducted in collaboration with national and international public institutions concerned with these topics, as well as in collaboration with active private donors and companies which see the importance of bringing their contribution to diffusion of the benefits of knowledge and science advances for those who need them most.