Global Health and Nutrition Specialist
Sigrid Kramer has a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and obtained a Master’s Degree in Global Health in August 2020. During her bachelor, she did the minor Global Awareness, which gave her the opportunity to participate in a community project focused on social and economic development in South Africa. Here is where she first learned about the importance of nutrition within the first 1,000 days of life and the lifelong consequences of stunting. Since then, her interest grew in the role of nutrition in maternal and child health. Therefore, she did her bachelor's thesis placement at a public hospital in Zimbabwe and also as part of the Master of Global Health, she chose to do her elective in India which was focused on Public Health with a specification on maternal and child health. In 2020, she completed her master's thesis placement with the Heights and Minds Foundation, which was a comparative literature review focused on the main differences in complementary feeding practices between Senegal and Indonesia.
Ever since she is collaborating with the Heights and Minds Foundation to design the MindUp training program focused on the first 1,000 days of life, support the development of the digital platform which functions as a job-aid and monitoring system for the MindUps, and coordinate the implementation of the MindUp Concept in Uganda and Cambodia. Furthermore, she is passionate about promoting local participation and ownership while improving health in a global context.