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Girls talking as they work.
Jun 2018
Participants call on the international community to continue to raise awareness, encourage a coordinated and collective response, and prioritize specific actions that will generate the knowledge and...
SPRING community volunteers sing a song about the importance of mothers.
Jun 2018
On June 22, 2018, the USAID-funded SPRING project in the Kyrgyz Republic hosted an event in Bishkek to share important lessons and accomplishments of the project from 2014 to 2018. 
Photo of the three SPRING team members posing together.
Jun 2018
SPRING participated in the CORE Group Global Health Practitioner Conference, delivering a presentation on engaging men for improved nutrition, and sharing research on hemoglobin measurement through...
Group photo of the SPRING team at the event.
May 2018
SPRING staff traveled to Nusa Dua, Indonesia to present on SPRING’s work in nutrition social and behavior change and to build skills among practitioners at the 2018 International Social and Behavior...
Close up image of people's hands preparing greens.
May 2018
As part of a continued effort to increase the reach of SPRING’s nutrition financing and budget analysis resources, SPRING conducted a workshop in Washington, DC on the 2018 nutrition budget analysis...
Photo of a family smiling at the camera.
May 2018
SPRING findings helped catalyze efforts of the National Anaemia Working group.
Photo of a group of people sitting at a panel: Participants attend a two day training on the linkages between agriculture and nutrition.
Apr 2018
On April 5-6, SPRING conducted a workshop with the Kyrgyz National Agrarian University on understanding the linkages between agriculture and nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Photo of a group of women.
Mar 2018
SPRING presented at the 1,000 Days Advocacy Working Group Meeting on six years of work highlighting gender equity for improved nutrition.
Cover image featuring the logo for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Mar 2018
This year, two SPRING videos received honorable mentions in the 2018 Pulitzer Global Health Video competition for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference in New York.
Close up image of adolescent boys and girls smiling at the camera.
Mar 2018
The SPRING project worked with the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop this guideline to help countries adopt and adapt evidence-informed interventions and improve adolescent nutrition...
Photo of men and women reaching out and cutting a blue ceremonial ribbon.
Mar 2018
SPRING's partnerships with local NGOs to promote UNICEF's IYCF Package, paired with evidence of its effectiveness, spurs government uptake beyond the life of the project
Photo of a man pointing to a board with many brightly colored written cards posted.
Feb 2018
SPRING’s two-day workshop trained FAIR project implementing partners in nutrition-sensitive agriculture.
Large group photo of the meeting attendees.
Feb 2018
In collaboration with UNICEF and the Nigeria Federal Ministry of Health, SPRING carried out an evaluation of the Community Infant and Young Child Feeding (C-IYCF) Counselling Package in Nigeria. In ...
Image featuring icons accompanying the text: Planning and implementation of the C-IYCF Counselling Package, Skills and knowledge of health workers and community volunteers, maternal knowledge, attitudes and practices, and factors that enable or limit impact of the C-IYCF Counselling Package.
Feb 2018
On January 31st, 2018 SPRING staff and consultant, on behalf of the study team, shared the findings from the evaluation of the C-IYCF Counselling Package in Nigeria with partners at the UNICEF...
Photo of the group at the BFHI awards ceremony, four people smile and pose holding a large plaque. Caption: At-Bashy FMC is awarded BFHI certification. (pictured left to right) Jarkyn Ibraeva, Deputy Governor of Naryn oblast, Nurgul Ibraeva Senior Specialist of MOH, Nurdin Aliev Director of At-Bashy FMC, and Sadat Sattarova Head of Save the Children International Kyrgyzstan office.
Feb 2018
USAID, Ministry of Health, and oblast government representatives attended the BFHI award ceremony for three facilities in Jalalabad on January 31, 2018. On the same day, MOH and oblast administration...
Photo of a group filming a community video.
Feb 2018
SPRING’s community video approach in the Sahel places third in award that recognizes unique and compelling projects that impact real lives.
A graphic representation of a woman cleaning a yard of animal feces, disposing of the feces responsibly, and washing her hands with a tippy tap.
Jan 2018
SPRING co-facilitated a session on implementation science with GAIN and the Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition at GWU’s Global Health MiniU in September 2017.
Photo of farmers, close up, working in the ground with his hands, behind him, two men are tilling the ground, tools held high to swing down into the grass. Photo credit: Feed the Future.
Dec 2017
Key stakeholders explore SPRING’s newest training, Accelerating Behavior Change for Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture.
Chargé d'Affaires Alan Meltzer discusses SPRING’s community approach with project staff and volunteers before the household visit.
Dec 2017
Chargé d’Affaires Alan Meltzer observed SPRING activities in Jan-Bulak village where he joined a home visit with a community volunteer to discuss important nutrition topics with a young mother.
Image displaying a cascading stack of the front pages for the three articles.
Dec 2017
Key participants of the Micronutrient Powders Consultation wrote a series of three articles to discuss and elevate the literature on micronutrient powder implementation research.
Photo: SPRING/Senegal’s Agriculture/Markets Officer, Mamadou Ba, holds up a photo of one of the cereal processing units that SPRING helped install in communities.
Dec 2017
SPRING/Senegal organized two close-out ceremonies in Kaolack and in Dakar to showcase 18 months of implementation in the areas of nutrition-sensitive agriculture, SBCC, gender, and WASH.
Roundtable participants stand in a line and smile at the camera
Dec 2017
SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic hosted a round table event to disseminate findings from a series of four surveys, including gains in nutrition outcome indicators.
Around 30 meeting participants stand on a set of stairs and smile at the camera.
Nov 2017
With Sierra Leonean leaders, SPRING participated in the strategy validation meeting to obtain feedback from stakeholders and validate the prioritized actions.
Mike Mazinga, a member of SPRING/Uganda staff, explains how SPRING played a role in encouraging production and consumption of fortified foods in Uganda.
Nov 2017
SPRING/Uganda staff shared the project’s achievements at a legacy event in Kampala.
Photo: SPRING staff member Mike Mazinga presents on the current status of maize milling in Uganda.
Nov 2017
In November 2017, SPRING/Uganda invited maize flour producers and other stakeholders to discuss challenges and opportunities in fortifying flour and learn about technology options for fortification.
A group of artists gathers around the trainer who is demonstrating how to trace an image.
Nov 2017
This workshop provided guidance on developing high-quality visuals for partner organizations in Guinea and Sierra Leone.
A man and woman stand in front of the camera. The woman looks ahead, the man looks and smiles at their baby in his arms
Oct 2017
The group visited one of SPRING’s partner radio stations, micro-gardens, and chicken coops, and observed a community video dissemination.
Picture of a group of people looking over a collection of nutrition informational materials on a table.
Oct 2017
SPRING/Ghana hosted a learning event to share important lessons and celebrate accomplishments in improving maternal and child nutrition in the country from 2014-2017.
Photo showing the learning event in which partners from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health, UNICEF, USAID, Plan International, Catholic Relief Services, PSI, US Peace Corps and representatives of the Guinean press were on hand for demonstrations of various resources.
Sep 2017
As SPRING closes its program in Guinea, key partners from the governmental and non-governmental sectors were invited to learn more about the program’s successes and legacy.
Several men and women cut the ribbon in front of the new nut roasting machine.
Sep 2017
SPRING supported the public-private partnership between USAID and Hershey’s, launching a groundnut roaster to produce health foods for Ghanaian children.