In Africa, HETN recommends e’Pap, a pre-cooked, whole grain food, based on maize and fortified with soya and a cocktail of 29 nutrients. Its composition and brand name is suited to Africa’s taste, where people traditionally eat maize and call it Pap. The formulation is based on a local understanding of nutritional need, and uses state of the art, first world fortification chemistry to ensure bio-availability and bio-efficacy.

What is e’Pap?

  • e’Pap is a pre-cooked, wholegrain and MVM-fortified.
  • It delivers in a single food portion 29 micronutrients in a bioavailable form.
  • It has been shown to be effective in restoring healthy nutritional status in individuals who were previously nutritionally deplete.
  • Numerous case studies support the use of e’Pap.
  • It is an African solution
  • It has been established as an intervention for many years.
  • It is currently distributed in 15 African countries.

If you have any stories about e’Pap and how it is making a positive change in your community, business or organisation, add a comment below. Or if you have any suggestions or comments about e’Pap, we would love to hear from you.


  1. Please can the technology of e-Pap be replicated in another country?

    • Geoff Douglas

      Hi Emmanuel, You need to discuss this with Basil Kransdorff (info@epap.co.za) who makes e’Pap.

  2. How do I prepare or mix e’Pap for my 5 month old baby?

    • e’Pap is not recommended for a baby under 6 months. Up until 6 months, a baby should be exclusively breast fed.

  3. Catherine Aicken

    Geoff, e’Pap’s evaluation will depend on policymakers and the availability of research funding. It is not (or not solely) down to ‘scientists and health professionals’.

  4. A fellow Rotarian, after a major operation, has put on 5 kgs in a month after I practically forced him to add 50 grams of e’Pap to his oats each morning. He wants more and has now asked for a supply for a friend who has also recently undergone major surgery. A lady with severe shingles and after 5 major operations was never told by any of her surgeons/doctors to take vitamins and minerals to boost her immune system. I put her on e’Pap and her energy level went up so much that she has taken a further 3 months supply. These are just a few responses from individuals to whom I have donated e’Pap. I myself eat a heaped dessert spoon every morning with my muesli and, for a rather mature woman, I have an abundance of energy. It works.

  5. e’Pap is changing a nutrient deplete society – one mouth at a time.

  6. When will e’pap again be available in Namibia?
    So many people need it.

  7. Since i hear about e’pap, I am interested; I think it’s a wonderfull pap;
    I just want to know where i can buy it. I am staying in Mpumalanga. It’s for my own use.
    Thank you,

  8. Charlotte Bailey

    In response to Michael Golden, there are people out in the field doing everything in their power to create as much evidence as possible; however, it will take someone bigger with the power to take a leap of faith and fund a ‘proper clinical evaluation’.
    It is irrefutable that e’Pap is saving lives and playing a key role trying to curb the ever-increasing issue of TB. I’ve been to the townships in both rural and urban areas and I’ve seen the difference e’Pap makes; the testimonies are endless of people going from bed-ridden to walking again; small children going from zombie states to running and singing. This small thing makes a difference to thousands of lives and to ignore the testimonies is naive and consequently the reason why the situation in Africa is so extreme; no one is prepared to do the things that will save lives; they’d rather conduct research and in the meantime endless lives are lost.

    • Excellent post, but I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Many thanks!

  9. Geoff Douglas - CEO - HETN

    This will happen as soon as scientists and health professionals wake up to the fact that:
    1) There is a global nutrition crisis which is not being addressed.
    2) Refined cereals have little nutritional value.
    3) A mix of chemical isolate micronutrients, courtesy of the pharmaceutical industry, does not and cannot correct deficiencies.
    4) Double-blind clinical trials looking at single micronutrient intervention will invariably show little benefit, because we need a balanced diet.

    Where are the proper clinical evaluations of a ‘balanced diet’ or ‘5 fruit and veg’. They do not exist. And where is any proper clinical evaluation of Plumpy’nut? There is none, unless we believe that BMI equates with nutrient repleteness.

    1) Anecdotal evidence for the efficacy of e’Pap is mounting by the day.
    2) At HETN, we are working with the University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) to:
    a) Collect and collate data from our TB/HIV and crèche interventions.
    b) Develop a ‘gold standard’ for the non-invasive evaluation of nutritional status.

    The tragedy remains that orphans and vulnerable children and persons living with HIV and TB in developing countries continue to be denied the benefits of appropriate nutritional support, whilst scientists and health professionals argue about proper clinical evaluation.

  10. Michael Golden

    When is e’Pap going to be properly evaluated in terms of its efficacy? The numerous testimonials do not substitute for proper clinical evaluation.

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