Heart of the Congo
A Documentary Film






Press: Anne-Sophie Fournier Biography

Anne-Sophie Fournier became the Executive Director of Action Against Hunger-USA in 2003. 

She supervises nutrition, food security and medical departments, and follows up all of Action Against Hunger-USA's programs in the field.  She is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of Public Health.  Formerly, she was the Technical Director of Action Against Hunger-USA, since 1997.

From 1991 to 1997, Ms. Fournier worked with Action Against Hunger in Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Guinea, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, coordinating medical, nutrition, and food security programs. Her responsibilities in these countries included defining, supervising and monitoring programs; conducting food security and nutritional surveys; training national health staff; implementing nutritional, Mother and Child Health, immunization, and sanitary education programs; and supervising Therapeutic and Supplementary Feeding Centers. She has also worked in the Action Contre la Faim headquarters in Paris, where she was head of the nutrition department, overseeing nutritional programs in 19 countries, as well as revising and editing the Action Against Hunger training modules Treatment of Severe Malnutrition and Treatment of Moderate Malnutrition.

A nurse and nutritionist by training, Ms. Fournier has made the fight against hunger her life's work. After graduating from Hospital St. Joseph in Paris in 1990, she studied tropical medicine in Bordeaux, France. Her passion about hunger grew through years of fieldwork working with populations suffering from war, conflict, and malnutrition. Needing to know more about the science of hunger, she earned a master's degree in Human Nutrition and Metabolism in 1996 from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.

Born in France, Ms. Fournier speaks fluent French, English, and Portuguese, and basic German.