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Rita Wegmüller, PhD

Rita Wegmüller is an international nutrition specialist focusing on micronutrient interventions and their efficacy and safety in relation to neglected tropical diseases in low-income countries. Rita has conducted research related to iron and zinc deficiency with a focus on the collection of dietary intake data, the development of novel food fortification products, and the investigation of micronutrient absorption and efficacy in clinical trials in areas with a high-burden of infectious diseases. She also monitored clinical drug trials in sub-Saharan Africa. She supported national micronutrient surveys in Ghana and Uzbekistan and is currently leading on a program evaluation to reduce maternal and child malnutrition in Kenya. She has worked in Angola, Burkina Faso, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Iran, Kenya, Malawi, Morocco, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, and Uzbekistan. She is currently based in Basel, Switzerland.