Ekua is a polyglot and thought leader in international development with a passion for young people, health and innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has 20+ years of international experience working for UN agencies such as UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast & Central Asia and the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) as part of the European Expert Group on Sexuality Education in Europe. She led the team that developed the landmark first edition of the UN Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education for UNESCO and UNAIDS Co-sponsors in 2009.

Ekua holds a PhD in Social Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK) and a Masters in Public Health with a focus on Maternal and Child Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health (US). She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Sydney where she works with Professor Peter Aggleton. She has authored/co-authored 5 book chapters, numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, training manuals and curricula on education, sexual and reproductive health and health innovation.

Ekua has been keynote speaker at and organiser of International conferences, expert groups and board meetings. She sits on the International Editorial Board for the Sex Education Journal, the World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) Education Committee, the advisory board for Ayiti College, serves as board chair for Savvy Friends and is a member of the Global Diplomacy Lab (German Foreign Ministry).

She has a passion for contemporary art and cinema and is an active supporter and funder of various initiatives in the art world.

Ekua Yankah has been a guest on 2 episodes.