Former IUNS Secretary General Professor Osman Galal dies aged 85

The IUNS has received the sad news that Professor Osman Galal of UCLA Fielding School of Public Health has passed away. Professor Galal was the Secretary General of IUNS from 2005 – 2009. Before being appointed to the faculty of the Department of Community Health Sciences in 1991, Professor Galal worked in a children’s hospital in Cairo, […]

ANEC VII – extension to abstract deadline

The abstract submission deadline for the 7th African Nutritional Epidemiology Conference has been extended to 30th June 2016. For more information please click here. Please send your abstract to

ICSU Newsletter May 2016 edition

The May 2016 edition of the ICSU newsletter is available to read online now. This edition includes the latest news and publications from ICSU as well as information from ICSU regional offices. Click here to read the newsletter.

Nutrition Society ANEC Travel Fellowships 2016

As part of the Nutrition Society’s (UK) efforts to support learned societies in the developing countries, the Nutrition Society ANEC Travel Fellowship 2016 Award supports deserving students worldwide to enable them to participate in the 7th African Epidemiological Conference (ANEC VII) in Marrakesh, Morocco from 9 to 14 October 2016. The Fellowship is open to […]

International Research Scholars Programme

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation have announced the International Research Scholars Programme which aims to support up to 50 outstanding early career scientists/physicians worldwide. The Programme aims to help develop scientific talent worldwide. Awardees will receive a total of $650,000 […]

Call for nominations for President of African Nutrition Society

The Board of Trustees for the IUNS Affiliated Body African Nutrition Society (ANS) are calling for nominations from ANS members for names of candidates to fill the Position of President of ANS. The Nominations will be assessed by the Board of Trustees and the President Elect will be announced during the ANEC VII Conference to […]

UN General Assembly proclaims Decade of Action on Nutrition

In the last few days the UN General Assembly has proclaimed a Decade of Action on Nutrition from 2016 to 2025. The FAO and WHO have welcomed the resolution and declared it a ‘leap forward in galvanising Action on Nutrition’. Prof. Anna Lartey, IUNS President and Director of Nutrition and Food Systems division at FAO was instrumental […]

IPC2016 – abstract deadline extended

The deadline for submission of abstracts for International conference on Probiotics and Prebiotics has been extended to 15th April 2016. For more information and guidance on how to submit an abstract please click here to visit the IPC2016 website.