Nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition. Three million young lives are lost each year. To improve nutrition outcomes, services such as nutrition assessment, nutrition counseling, instruction regarding nutrition-sensitive agriculture, and education on healthy eating must be improved. The workers who are asked to provide these services face many challenges, such as limited training and support, difficult work environments, and shortages of qualified staff, so building and maintaining the capacity and motivation of these workers is essential to reducing malnutrition.
SPRING views these challenges through a systems lens, calling for a stronger foundation, sustained support for service providers, and increased demand for their services. During this 90 minute webinar we presented and heard from efforts to improve the quality and availability of nutrition services.
Presenters and Presentation Titles
Raising the Status and Quality of Nutrition Services (Overview) (PDF, 2.05 MB)
Lauren Crigler, Systems Strengthening Expert; Dr. Sascha Lamstein, SPRING
Strengthening the Enabling Environment for a Multi-Sectoral Response to Undernutrition in Ghana (PDF, 908 KB)
Kristen Kappos, RING Project, Ghana
Integrating Nutrition Support into Support Systems in the Kyrgyz Republic (PDF, 1.86 MB)
Mike Foley, SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic
Building on Existing Government Systems for Expanding Nutrition Service Delivery Using a Multi-Sectoral Community Approach: Nutrition Clubs in Vietnam (PDF, 1.78 MB)
Dr. Carolyn MacDonald, World Vision