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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.
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.