SPRING’s work in Bangladesh uses the 1,000 days approach within the health and agriculture sectors to facilitate social and behavior change aimed at preventing stunting in young children. Working in 40 upazilas, or sub-divisions, in the USAID Feed the Future zone of influence of Barisal and Khulna, SPRING/Bangladesh reaches a substantial proportion of the country’s nearly 160 million people. Activities focus on mobilizing Farmer Nutrition Schools and promoting the Essential Nutrition and Hygiene Actions (ENHA)as well as the consumption of nutritious and diverse diets for pregnant and lactating women and children under two.
SPRING's main partners in Bangladesh include the Directorate General of Health Services, Directorate General of Family Planning, National Nutrition Services, Revitalization of Community Health Care Initiatives in Bangladesh, Department of Agriculture Extension, Agricultural Information Services, and the USAID-funded Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition Project, the USAID Horticulture Project, NGO Health Service Delivery Project (NHSDP)/Surjer Hashi, and the SHIKHA project.
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