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Nutrition & Health

Support the nutritional status of patients

249M
of malaria cases in 2022.
87% of malaria deaths in Africa are in children under 5
39M
of people living
with HIV in 2022.
20M
of estimated cancer cases.
Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in the world and 20% of these deaths are directly linked to malnutrition
10.6M
of people have developed tuberculosis in 2022

Nutritional support

Good nutritional status, meaning a diet adapted to the nutritional needs of patients, contributes to better tolerance and compliance with medical treatment and improved quality of life. A nutritional product helps to meet the increased nutrient requirements induced by the disease and can have an incentive effect on early screening, disease diagnosis, continuity of care and patient retention.

Our Nutrition & Health product range offers general or specific nutritional solutions for certain diseases, adapted to the constraints and practices in the field.

Prevention and treatment of diarrhoea

Diarrhoea is usually a symptom of bacterial, viral or parasitic infections contracted through eating contaminated food or drinking polluted water, or through bodily contact.

Diarrhoea is the second most common cause of death in children under the age of five, accounting for 525,000 child deaths a year (source WHO). More than 60% of these deaths occur in just 10 countries of Africa and Asia.

Diarrhoeal diseases form a vicious circle with malnutrition: persistent (or repeated) diarrhoea can lead to malnutrition, which in turn increases susceptibility to infectious diarrhoea. The child’s immune system is weakened, threatening long-term physical and cognitive development.
To treat diarrhoea, the WHO recommends the oral administration of zinc and rehydration salts.

Our integrated approach aims to improve nutrient absorption capacity and protect the immune system by :

  • Preventing the risk of infection (diarrhoea, intestinal parasites, etc.) by providing access to drinking water (Aquatabs®);
  • Complementary treatment with oral rehydration salts (ORS) to reduce the duration and severity of diarrhoea and help prevent new episodes (Zincfant®);
  • Specific rehydration for severely malnourished patients (ReSoMal) for whom standard ORS is not suitable.

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