Organisme de recherches sur l'alimentation et la nutrition africaines (ORANA)

Research Organization on African Alimentation and Nutrition

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1956, Dakar (Senegal). Since 1961 operates as an institute of Coordination and Cooperation Organization for the Control of the Major Endemic Diseases (OCCGE) specializing in nutrition. Complemented by Centre régional de recherches en alimentation et nutrition (CRAN). Both CRAN and OCCGE ceased to exist.


Develop research in: nutritional biochemistry; human physiopathology related to malnutrition; nutritional surveillance; diarrhoeal diseases and oral rehydration; act as a reference centre on nutrition for the Sahel region.

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Field surveys for member countries: food consumption; clinical and nutritional matters. Inquiries on specific topics such as: epidemiology and infant malnutrition; food consumption and nutrition in West Africa. Research projects: Nutritional value of locally produced new varieties; Protein deficiency and malnutrition, including studies of infant nutrition in the urban environment; Foetal malnutrition, maternal nutrition and perinatal mortality; Correlations between nutrition, infection and immunity; Nutritional anaemia; Aetiology of endemic goitre. Research agreements with French and Canadian national institutions and United Nations bodies. Organizes courses; disseminates information through documentation centre. Activities currently reorienting towards research on strategies for food security.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members in 9 countries
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Subjects *

  • Biosciences
    • Biochemistry
  • Medicine
    • Pathology
    • Intestinal Tract
  • Amenities
    • Food
    • Undernourishment
  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Health Care
    • Nutrition

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality Education



Last News Received

21. Feb 1995
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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