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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. 
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...
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 ...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Women look at SPRING learning materials
Mar 2017
Gwyneth Cotes and Sascha Lamstein to share SPRING’s work at the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Screenshot of the tool page
Mar 2017
Expert input has enhanced SPRING’s guidance tool for assessing anemia at a national level.
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...
Data collectors learning to use GPS
Aug 2016
SPRING interviewed 64 Micronutrient Powder users and distributors to identify successes understand barriers they face in using and distributing MNP.
U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits SPRING/Senegal
Aug 2016
Congressional staffers learn how partnerships are strengthening agriculture and improving nutrition.
Amanda Pomeroy-Stevens (SPRING) presents the final results from the Pathways to Better Nutrition Case Studies in DC July 28th, alongside Ssansa Mugenyi (Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda) and Madhu Kumar Marasini (National Planning Commission, Nepal).
Aug 2016
At this event, global experts detailed how stakeholders can use this research to advocate for nutrition policies and funding.
Asia regional MSN-GLEE signage
Jun 2016
Experts from across sectors meet in Bangkok to strengthen multi-sectoral coordination for nutrition
Ambassador Gwaltney plays with SPRING volunteer’s baby boy (held by SPRING Chief of Party Michael Foley) after discussing the impact good nutrition information will make on their community and the next generation.
Jun 2016
US Ambassador Sheila Gwaltney visited SPRING/Kyrgyzstan program working to improve nutrition outcomes among women and children in Naryn Oblast.
SPRING’s Pathways to Better Nutrition (PBN) team member Madhukar B. Shrestha (top, second from right) recently attended the Public Finance for Nutrition in Asia (PF4N) workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of the larger Nepali delegation.
Jun 2016
SPRING’s PBN Case Study supported the Nepali Delegation at the Public Finance for Nutrition in Asia (PF4N) workshop.
Madhukar B. Shrestha presents the results of the PBN study in Nepal
May 2016
The PBN case study provides insights into funding processes for nutrition and engages key stakeholders to use data for decision-making in Nepal.
Nutrition Budgeting Flowchart
May 2016
SPRING M&E Specialist Alexis D’Agostino presents on nutrition financial analysis at the Global Health & Innovation Conference.
PBN Nepal team member Madhukar B. Shrestha presents final district findings in Achham
Apr 2016
SPRING held three district-level dissemination events in Nepal to present results from the “Pathways to Better Nutrition" (PBN) Case Study
U.S. Ambassador Jackson engages with Kasuliyili CHPS Compound staff on available health services.
Apr 2016
U.S. Ambassador Jackson visits the community-based health planning and services compound in Kasuliyili
Dr. Lamstein presenting
Mar 2016
At this event, Sascha Lamstein presented on nutrition workforce training methods, using data gathered during SPRING’s work in Haiti.
Nancy Adero, SPRING Technical Advisor for Anemia & Micronutrients, presents the PBN findings in Kisoro district. She urged districts to identify means of using conditional funds to strengthen funding for nutrition. PHOTO CREDIT: Adera Asasira, SPRING
Feb 2016
During three dissemination events, SPRING released the much-awaited results from the PBN study in Uganda.
Annual report infographic
Jan 2016
At the close of the Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) project’s fourth year of implementation, the project continued to reach a growing number of...
Photo from the consultation
Nov 2015
SPRING, R4D, the SUN Secretariat, and other partners develop guidance on budget and expenditure tracking and analysis methodologies.
Dr. Lidan Du, SPRING Research Advisor, Ms. Nancy Adero, Program Officer for Micronutrients and Anaemia from SPRING/Uganda, and Mr. Ziba Dokurugu, Agriculture Advisor from SPRING/Ghana, participated in the Catholic Relief Services' 2015 Integrated Nutrition Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.
Sep 2015
Three SPRING staff participated in the 2015 Integrated Nutrition Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, leading one of four plenary sessions.
Nutrition Financing Takes Center Stage at Major International Conferences
Jul 2015
SPRING to share findings from its Nepal and Uganda nutrition financing work
SPRING Co-Hosts Training Workshop to Strengthen Budget Planning and Analysis
Feb 2015
SPRING and DSW hosted a training workshop in February to strengthen UNAP implementers' budget planning and analysis capacities.