Dyaritaou

From a young age, Dyaritaou has been passionate about caring for other people. As the eldest of six children, she would always help her mother care for her younger brothers and sisters. She was fascinated by various natural and manmade cures for illnesses and in awe of the resilience of human bodies.

At the age of 17, she won a scholarship to study medicine at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. She was selected for an internship with the World Health Organization to help develop the experimental Canadian-made Ebola vaccine that would be delivered to her hometown of Conackry, Guinea. Now in her 4th year, Dyaritaou is determined to continue finding cures for devastating diseases and bring hope to people in communities around the world.