Regional Representative in West Africa
Location: Abuja, Nigeria.
Olufolakemi Mercy Anjorin is a Nutrition Professional. She is a PhD student in the Department of Human Nutrition, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. She holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Population and Reproductive Health Nutrition from the same university. She also has a Bachelors of Technology (B.Tech)-Hons in Food Science from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.
Mercy is currently a Program Officer, Child Health and Nutrition with the Micronutrient Initiative, Nigeria, a position she held since July 2013. Previously Mercy worked as a Program and Research Officer with Food Basket Foundation International (FBFI), Ibadan Nigeria.
Mercy is a passionate development nutritionist who has worked to promote delivery of micronutrient intervention (with specific focus on vitamin A supplementation and food fortification) in Nigeria in the past 8 years. Her research focus is in the area of nutrition education and nutrition policy development.
Mercy is a 2011 Alumna of the African Nutrition Leadership Programme (ANLP) and 2010 Fellow of the prestigious African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD).
Other professional affiliations
- Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST).
- Nutrition Society of Nigeria (NSN)
- World Public Health Nutrition Association (WPHNA)
- American Society for Nutrition (ASN)