Dept. of Human Nutrition -McGill University, Canada
Yvonne is a dedicated, talented young scientist pursuing a Doctorate degree in Nutrition at McGill University, Canada, specializing in Infant and Young Child Feeding.
As a senior field research assistant, Yvonne supported the International Lipid-based Nutrient Supplements Project for infants and conducted research in poor rural communities in Ghana on the association between maternal HIV and child health outcomes. Yvonne also pioneered a young professional women's group to reach out to vulnerable women and children in Ghana.
Her research work and hands-on experience show her firm commitment to improving the nutrition and health of women and children in the world starting with Ghana, where 23% of children are stunted in growth and 57% are anemic. Her future career goals are to teach Human Nutrition-related courses at the University of Ghana and carry out more research to improve infant and young child feeding practices.