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About ILSI-India and ILSI

ILSI-India is a branch of International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) with headquarters in Washington DC. ILSI-India provides scientific inputs and secretarial assistance to the South Asian region, which includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

ILSI-India activities primarily focus on local and regional issues and involve leading national and international experts in the deliberations. ILSI-India has taken the lead in the region in focusing attention and devoting resources to critical areas in food and water safety, nutrition, risk assessment, harmonization of food regulations, improvement in the health profile of malnourished children and women and biotechnology. Special attention has been given to the importance of complementary foods and food fortification.

ILSI-India carries out its mission through sponsoring workshops, symposia, conferences, seminars training programs and publications. Please see Key Achievements of ILSI-India and Timeline of ILSI-India Activities for further information.

ILSI-India works closely with government, industry, research institutions, academia and international organizations, including, FAO, WHO, UNICEF and MI. Please download ILSI-India Partners in Activities (PDF). The management of ILSI-India is with Board of Trustees with members drawn from industry, academia and research organizations. Country Committees have been established in South Asian region for management of country programs. Click here for ILSI-India Board of trustees and Country Committees.

Founded in 1978, ILSI is a nonprofit, worldwide foundation that seeks to improve the wellbeing of the general public through the advancement of science. Its goal is to further the understanding of scientific issues relating to nutrition, food safety, toxicology, risk assessment, and the environment by bringing together scientists from academia, government, and industry. ILSI's work Is guided by its Code of Ethics and Organizational Standards of Conduct.

ILSI accomplishes this work through its worldwide network of branches, and its Research Foundation. Branches currently operate within Argentina, Brazil, Europe, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, North Africa & Gulf Region, North America, North Andean, South Africa, South Andean, Southeast Asia Region, as well as a Focal Point in China. ILSI's global branch, the ILSI Health and Environmental Sciences Institute, focuses on global issues of human health, toxicology, risk assessment, and the environment ILSI also accomplishes its work through the ILSI Research Foundation ILSI receives financial support from industry, government and research foundations. ILSI has a non governmental organization status with World Health Food Organization and a special consultative status with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ILSI's scientific publication are duly recognized all over the world. There include Nutrition Reviews and present Knowledge in Nutrition. Please visit www.ilsi.org for more information on ILSI and its Branches.