SPRING/Uganda has worked closely with the Nutrition Secretariat in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) overseeing the implementation of the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP) to scale up nutrition.
At the national level under the leadership of the OPM, SPRING/Uganda is collaborating with Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA) Project and UNICEF to develop a National Nutrition Advocacy and Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) Strategy for Uganda. SPRING/Uganda has developed the social mobilization sub-strategy, FANTA has developed the advocacy sub-strategy, and UNICEF has developed the SBCC sub-strategy. The three partners are coordinating inputs and will harmonize, under the leadership of the OPM, the three elements of the strategy into one cohesive document that includes a costed implementation plan and a monitoring and evaluation framework. SPRING/Uganda will also support the development of a dissemination plan that clearly outlines roles and responsibilities among relative stakeholders at the national, regional, district, and sub-country levels. This coordinated effort will contribute to the implementation of key activities outlined in UNAP 2011-2016 that are in line with the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) movement in Uganda.
At the district level, SPRING/Uganda is strengthening district structures for promoting nutrition through activities such as orienting District Nutrition Coordination Committees (DNCCs) and Sub County Nutrition Coordination Committees (SNCCs) on the UNAP and supporting these bodies to implement interviews at the district and lower-level local governments.
SPRING is also tracking factors affecting nutrition in Uganda, including the prevalence of key UNAP indicators. To read more about SPRING's "Pathways to Better Nutrition" case study series in Uganda, please click below.