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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...
Photo of a family smiling at the camera.
May 2018
SPRING findings helped catalyze efforts of the National Anaemia Working group.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Screenshot of the tool page
Mar 2017
Expert input has enhanced SPRING’s guidance tool for assessing anemia at a national level.
DATA training of trainers participants
Mar 2017
SPRING/Ghana conducted a training of trainers workshop for district-level trainers to implement the District Assessment Tool for Anemia.
A group of women attending a handwashing seminar.
Mar 2017
The Kyrgyz Republic national deworming working group, with SPRING support, developed a new clinical protocol for prevention and treatment of helminth infection.
Mar 2017
This International Women's Day, SPRING shows its appreciation for women around the world, honoring their achievements and recognizing the contributions they make to healthy families, communities, and...
Collage showing a MNP packet, a sign of Namutumba, a presentation of data, and a SPRING vehicle
Feb 2017
SPRING supervises the collection of data from 1,600 individuals to provide guidance for implementation of micronutrient powder (MNP) programs.
Participants pose for a group picture outside the Family Choice Maize Mill
Jan 2017
Adopting Sanku’s technology in Uganda will enable small- and medium-scale maize millers to fortify flour at a low cost.
Receiving a certificate for competent testing of fortified foods
Dec 2016
During an awards ceremony in Kampala, laboratories were recognized to do competent testing of fortified foods.
Dr. Namaste presenting at the Micronutrient Forum 2016
Nov 2016
Five staff members represented SPRING at the 2016 Micronutrient Forum Global Conference in Cancun, Mexico
Workshop attendees
Oct 2016
SPRING’s Danya Sarkar and Denish Moorthy traveled to Nepal to support country partners using DATA for decision making.
Teemar Fisseha at the podium
Oct 2016
During her presentation, Teemar Fisseha shared two new tools designed to strengthen multi-sectoral anemia programming at the global, national, and district levels.