Dr. Ella Compaoré

Technical Secretary for Mother and Child Food and Nutrition
Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso


Dr. Ella Compaore has a PhD. in Human Nutrition and is a lecturer at Joseph KI-ZERBO University (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso).

Dr. Compaore has been the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) focal person for Burkina Faso since 2017. She has also performed important roles since 2017, including the Strategic lead on the National Information Platform for Nutrition (PIN) and the West African Food Coordinator. She is also the focal person of the thematic and research program on food security and nutrition and the general secretary of the African Federation of nutrition societies (FANUS).

Dr. Compaore’s expertise spans maternal, new-born, infant, child and adolescent nutrition, nutrition financing, multisectoral approaches, policies, strategies, and evaluation in the field of nutrition, and strategy building for behaviour change communication through innovative approaches.