SPRING is interested in looking at anemia from a multi-sectoral and data-driven perspective. To do this, the project has developed two new anemia-related resources: Landscape Analysis Guidance that provides detailed information to policy makers and program implementers on how to gather, understand, and use anemia-related data; and a District Assessment Tool for Anemia (DATA) that assists program managers in strengthening anemia programming at the district level.
Given the variety of factors that cause anemia, and the multiple sectors involved in controlling and treating anemia, it is important to involve perspectives from various sectors and stakeholder groups. You may consider including implementers and policymakers who work in areas that include:
- water and sanitation
- gender and social welfare
An overview of Understanding Anemia: Guidance for Conducting a Landscape Analysis
This extensive guidance resource shows users how to document information on the multiple factors that contribute to anemia and develop an understanding of the existing policies and interventions for anemia prevention and control.
The aim of this guidance is to support users in developing a context-specific evidence base to guide the development of multi-sectoral anemia efforts.
An overview of the District Assessment Tool for Anemia (DATA)
DATA is a generic toolkit that helps districts assess their current anemia situation. The tool’s purpose is to support districts in determining main factors that cause anemia in their specific setting, identifying enablers and barriers to addressing anemia, and prioritizing interventions and identify actions to strengthen anemia-related programming.
The DATA toolkit is intended to be used by district managers and technical assistance providers to stimulate discussions, facilitate an analytic process, and develop a prioritized district anemia plan.