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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.
Four people sit around a table.
Sep 2017
SPRING/Uganda transitions the chairmanship of the inspection and enforcement working group in the East Central and Southern Africa Health Community to Uganda National Bureau of Standards.
One man kneels and looks at the screen of a video camera. Two women and two men lean over his shoulder to also see the screen.
Sep 2017
SPRING shared its SPRING/Guinea Social and Behavior Change (SBC) approaches at the ICTforAg 2017 conference during a session entitled "Multi-Channel Communications in Hard-to-Reach Places."
Participant working on assignment during the orientation.
Aug 2017
SPRING/Uganda helped incorporate a module on anemia prevention and control into the Bachelor of Medical Education program at Health Tutors College of Mulago.
Poster with the name of the conference and the conference schedule
Aug 2017
SPRING shared findings and recommendations at the 2017 International Health Economics Association World Congress in Boston on how to ensure nutrition policy translates to financing and action.
Front page of Lesotho profile
Aug 2017
SPRING released five new National Anemia Profiles and updated profiles for Ethiopia, Ghana, and Peru.
A young boy gets checked for anemia with a finger prick.
Jul 2017
SPRING’s brief summarizes the policy and program implications of new findings on micronutrient assessment and anemia programming.
Jennifer Akello (R), a SPRING/Uganda staff, explains to Members of Parliament about SPRING/Uganda’s work in the prevention and control of anemia and stunting through policy influence, food fortification and distribution of vitamin and mineral powders. This was during the inaugural Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Nutrition.
Jul 2017
SPRING/Uganda exhibits on food fortification and vitamin and minerals powders during first-ever nutrition forum for policymakers.
A woman holding her baby stands in a dusty field.
Jul 2017
SPRING/Ghana is maximizing chances for achieving more results from its multi-sectoral nutrition programs by prioritizing implementation in LEAP 1,000 communities.
Accepting an award
Jul 2017
SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic supports three new facilities in Naryn and Jalalabad to receive Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative certification.
SPRING SBCC Team Lead Peggy Koniz-Booher facilitates a discussion on Referral Systems/Pathways in a breakout session.
Jun 2017
SPRING hosted a joint meeting of the MIYCN-FP Integration and the FP-Immunization Integration Working Groups to discuss ways to further integrate service delivery.
Four women sit in a close group on benches outside. The woman at the center-front is holding a microphone up to the woman in the center-back.
Jun 2017
SPRING/Guinea trained staff from community radio stations on developing effective interactive radio programming supporting nutrition-sensitive agriculture practices.
A group of fathers sits in chairs under a tree while one man uses a flip chart of good health behaviors to conduct a training.
Jun 2017
Father-to-Father support groups encourage men to take an active role in the health and nutrition of their families.
Sarah Ngalombi from the Uganda Ministry of Health speaks at a National Anemia Working Group meeting
May 2017
SPRING interviewed public and private sector leaders about creating multi-sectoral anemia prevention and control strategies.
A trainee practices starting the motor of a cereal processor.
May 2017
SPRING/Senegal trained six partner networks in Senegal on the technical and business elements of operating processing machines.
Shamirah Nabbosa, a SPRING staff member, explains to the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda about SPRING's work aimed at the prevention and control of anemia.
May 2017
SPRING is assisting members of the tenth Parliament of Uganda to advocate and champion for prioritization of food and nutrition security in the national development agenda.
A man tapes documents to a yellow wall.
May 2017
SPRING/Guinea tested and refined a nutrition-sensitive agriculture training package.
Mariam Sy, SPRING/Senegal Nutrition Advisor, holds a microphone on stage in both hands and addresses the crowd gathered.
May 2017
SPRING/Senegal co-organized a social mobilization event in Dinguiraye to raise awareness on how environmental hygiene can prevent malaria.
One of the bands stands outside in a courtyard facing the crowd that wraps around them.
Apr 2017
SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic held concerts in townships of Jalalabad and Naryn oblasts to promote nutrition and WASH.
Picking up materials from the SPRING booth
Apr 2017
SPRING’s presentation highlighted the role of Village Health Teams in closing the gap between health facilities and caregivers.
SPRING, GHS training of District Health Staff on anemia curriculum in Tamale. Taken during a session on iron-, vitamin A- and vitamin C-rich food.
Apr 2017
SPRING/Ghana is supporting the Ghana Health Service in building the capacity of its health workers and community health volunteers of the Northern Region to tackle the major public health problem of...
Talian Grain Millers' Production Manager holds up a scoop of fortified maize flour
Apr 2017
SPRING/Uganda trained maize millers to fortify maize flour and adopt good manufacturing practices.
Ibrahima Ly, SPRING/Senegal social mobilization officer, explains SPRING’s multi-sectoral approach to visitors.
Apr 2017
SPRING/Senegal is participating in (FIARA) to promote a multi-sectoral approach to improving nutrition.
VSLA group members purchasing shares.
Apr 2017
SPRING/Ghana uses VSLAs so mother-to-mother support groups can improve their economic status with savings and loans to meet immediate needs.
Images of district officials using DATA
Mar 2017
In workshops, district officials used SPRING's District Assessment Tool for Anemia to learn about the multi-sectoral nature of anemia in their districts and to prioritize key actionable activities to...
Focus groups meet to answer questions from SPRING and FRI
Mar 2017
SPRING/Guinea and FRI conducted an assessment to develop an interactive rural radio strategy that the SMARTE project can use to encourage nutrition-sensitive and specific practices.