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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 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 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.
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.
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.
Accepting an award
Jul 2017
SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic supports three new facilities in Naryn and Jalalabad to receive Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative certification.
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.
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.
Nora Madrigal (USAID), Aisha Zhorobekova (USAID), Il Hyong Won (Good Neighbors)
Feb 2017
SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic hosted an event for health officials in Bishkek to discuss nutrition-sensitive agriculture and launch a new reference book on long-term food storage and preservation.
Nathan Park, center, poses with SPRING volunteers and trainers after a session on methods of long term storage and preservation of nutritious foods at home.
Feb 2017
Deputy Mission Director Nathan Park visited SPRING activity sites in Kok-Jangak rayon, where he participated in a training on home-based storage of nutritious foods, and joined a home visit to...
Screenshot of Facebook page
Jan 2017
SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic launches a Facebook page to reach urban communities with key nutrition messages. 
Presenting on the 1,000 Day Window of Opportunity
Oct 2016
In partnership with the Ministry of Health’s Republican Center for Health Promotion, SPRING trained media representatives on how to better promote nutrition.
Dancing performance
Oct 2016
SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic and the Health Promotion Unit of Tash Kumyr town held an event on the importance of breastfeeding.
Runners at the starting line
Oct 2016
SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic and the Jalal Abad Mayor's Office held a 5K run promoting exercise, nutrition, and healthy children.
Local dance group “Jash Kiyal” performs traditional dances as part of SPRING’s World Breastfeeding Week event in Kara Kul
Aug 2016
SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic Raises Breastfeeding Awareness in Kara Kul.
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.
Signing the poster
Jan 2016
SPRING conducts gender-sensitive nutrition events that encourage the participation of all family members in improved nutrition.
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...
Michael Foley of SPRING describes its work to a USAID delegation visiting Oblast Merged Hospital Maternity Center in the Kyrgyz Republic.
May 2015
SPRING describes its work to a USAID delegation visiting Oblast Merged Hospital Maternity Center in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Kyrgyz image from the last day
Apr 2015
The Kyrgyz Ministry of Health, supported by SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic, convened a meeting of the Clinical Guidelines Development Working Group on March 25-26, 2015 in Bishkek to finalize the national...
SPRING Kyrgyz Republic launch participants
Apr 2015
USAID officially launched the SPRING project, aimed at improving maternal and child nutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic.
SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic and the Republican Center for Health Promotion Discuss National Nutrition Messaging
Feb 2015
Kyrgyz stakeholders discussed how to strengthen the nutrition community’s messages and develop useful, integrated materials.