Adelheid O.

Adviser for Nutrition, World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa

New York City, New York, United States


Adelheid Onyango is adviser for nutrition at the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa. Onyango obtained a Bachelor's degree in Education Home Economics from Kenyatta University in Nairobi before pursuing postgraduate studies in Canada, where she obtained MSc and doctoral degrees in nutrition from McGill University. Her research and public health career have focused especially on child growth and nutrition. She contributed significantly to the development, global dissemination and implementation of the WHO Child Growth Standards.


  • nutrition
  • tertiary education
  • regional
  • reproductive health
  • africa
  • canada
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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