People who benefit from the IEF’s work

  • Expectant mothers
    Access to high quality protein helps develop healthy babies during pregnancy.  Choline, found in eggs, helps prevent birth defects, as well as helping to promote early brain development.  Eggs are also a good source of Folic Acid; Folic Acid is important for pregnant women as it can help prevent certain nerve related birth defects.
  • Infants and children
    As well as high quality protein, eggs contain Choline, which is essential for normal functioning of all cells, including those needed for metabolism, brain and nerve function and memory. Choline from eggs therefore helps to promote brain and memory development in infants and improves concentration levels for children at school.
  • Undernourished families
    Providing access to a source of high quality protein, such as eggs, helps boost the function of individual immune systems, providing improved natural disease resistance.  Eggs are also a rich source of Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, and Selenium, which are all important for maintaining a healthy immune system.
  • Existing vaccination programmes
    Helping ensure the target population has sufficient high quality protein in their diet to achieve an effective immune response to vaccination.
  • Supporting Antiretroviral drug treatments
    Eggs play a very important role in supporting people receiving antiretroviral drug treatments.  Treatment must be combined with good nutrition.  Proteins and their basic components, amino acids, are critical in the overall treatment of patients.  Eggs provide the highest quality protein you can buy.
  • Local people
    Local people involved in the local production of eggs within each target developing country, both new entrants and those wanting to expand.