Photo of men and women reaching out and cutting a blue ceremonial ribbon.
Mar 2018
SPRING's partnerships with local NGOs to promote UNICEF's IYCF Package, paired with evidence of its effectiveness, spurs government uptake beyond the life of the project
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 ...
Image featuring icons accompanying the text: Planning and implementation of the C-IYCF Counselling Package, Skills and knowledge of health workers and community volunteers, maternal knowledge, attitudes and practices, and factors that enable or limit impact of the C-IYCF Counselling Package.
Feb 2018
On January 31st, 2018 SPRING staff and consultant, on behalf of the study team, shared the findings from the evaluation of the C-IYCF Counselling Package in Nigeria with partners at the UNICEF...
Representatives from the Government of Nigeria, USAID, international NGOs, and civil society organizations gathered for a final meeting to celebrate the achievements and lessons learned through the SPRING project.
Nov 2016
SPRING/Nigeria applauds achievements and lessons learned during the project.
A caregiver sharing her experience on how she successfully exclusively breastfed her twins.
Aug 2016
SPRING collaborated with the FCT Primary Health Care Development Board to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week with a press briefing.
SPRING’s Study Coordinator, Ms. Susan Adeyemi interviews a Community Volunteer from Kasuwan Magani Ward.
May 2016
Drs. Pérez-Escamilla and Lamstein recently conducted a mid-process assessment of implementation of the C-IYCF Counseling Package in Kajuru LGA, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
MSN-GLEE banner
Jan 2016
Multi-Sectoral Global Learning and Evidence Exchange, West Africa shares research and experience in multi-sectoral nutrition programming.
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...
Project Improves Nigerian Capacity to Deliver Infant and Young Child Feeding Messages
Aug 2015
Through 20 training courses, SPRING/Nigeria built the capacity of PEPFAR-funded NGOs and CSOs who work with orphans and vulnerable children.
Marching through the street to promote breastfeeding
Sep 2014
Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health and collaborating organizations celebrated World Breastfeeding Week from August 1-7, 2014.
SPRING organized field visits to a health facility and a community where participants received hands-on experience forming support groups and conducting group counseling
Jun 2014
SPRING/Nigeria organized a five-day training of coaches to sensitize civil society organization staff and local government officials about community infant and young child feeding.
Cross section of participants in the F-IYCF training
Jun 2014
SPRING/Nigeria organized a five-day facility-based IYCF training to strengthen the capacity of health workers in secondary and tertiary health facilities in Otukpo, Benue State.
Participants carrying out a one-on-one counseling at Family Health Clinic Area 2, Abuja
May 2014
SPRING organized a five-day training of trainers to sensitize national and zonal stakeholders about community infant and young child feeding.
The Permanent Secretary of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health, his Excellency Ambassador Bala Sani (in blue), alongside the SPRING Nigeria team, looks over the package of resource materials on IYCF.
Aug 2013
For World Breastfeeding Week, SPRING is supporting the Government of Nigeria’s launch of a new National Infant and Young Child Feeding campaign to improve facility and community health workers'...
Participants of the National Stakeholder Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) Materials Review Workshop
Dec 2012
SPRING is building national capacity in Nigeria around infant and young child feeding with the aim of improving key practices that ultimately reduce stunting....