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Working in 13 countries from 2012 to 2018, the SPRING project supported policy processes across social and behavior change communication (SBCC), anemia prevention, food fortification and...
We wrote this brief, which explores SPRING’s work in Ghana, to determine how well our systems framework maps to “real world” nutrition programs.
SPRING’s “WASH 1,000” strategy promotes focused, evidence-based WASH behaviors to eliminate common fecal-oral contamination pathways in children during the first 1,000 days. The strategy...
SPRING/Ghana takes a multi-sectoral approach, simultaneously addressing both the direct and underlying causes of malnutrition. Aflatoxins are toxic compounds produced by the molds...
Working with the nutrition, WASH, and agriculture sectors in selected communities, we devised a plan to deliver an integrated package of products, services, and information from all three...
In line with global programming, SPRING’s stunting and anemia reduction efforts focus on the segment of the lifecyclecalled the “first 1,000 days,” which encompasses pregnancy and the child...
This brief describes SPRING’s investments in three areas of anemia programming in Ghana.
During our three years of implementation, SPRING/Ghana carried out a successful multi-sectoral program to improve nutrition within the 15 districts of the Upper East and Northern regions...
This video highlights learning and experience from SPRING's diverse community media portfolio through four key principles with examples of each principle in action, using various types of...
Location: India, Burkina Faso, Niger, Senegal, Guinea, Ghana, Uganda
The video features the implementation of DATA in Nepal and Uganda, focusing on local leaders and stakeholders who participated in DATA district-level workshops and national training of...
Location: Ghana, Uganda, Nepal
SPRING/Ghana is working to reduce aflatoxin contamination in groundnuts. As part of those efforts, we produced a video drama on aflatoxin for dissemination in SPRING project communities....
This guide is designed to be used with a mother-to-mother support group over the course of nine meetings.
This curriculum was designed to fit the FFS training model, in which sessions are conducted “on the farm,” following an experiential learning model in an environment that allows for...
When Sanatu Fuseini received a loan of 200 Ghanaian cedis ($50) from her village savings and loan association (VSLA), she was beside herself with joy. Sanatu, a mother of four, had always...
In rural Kpatia-Tengre, a 131-member community in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region of Ghana, a lack of latrines resulted in community members openly defecating around homes and...
In 2015, SPRING pinpointed inaccurate and incomplete records as a weakness of community-based health planning and services (CHPS) facilities in northern Ghana.
Then Ganabi joined a farmer field school (FFS) managed by SPRING, USAID’s multi-sectoral nutrition project. The FFS trainings teach farmers good agronomic practices, which make it easier to...
Identifying a need for better hygiene in Yiziidug, in 2016, SPRING introduced community-led total sanitation (CLTS) to Yiziidug.
Job Aids and Tools
This curriculum is meant for Community Quality Improvement (CQI) trainings where participants are the coaches for CQI teams or are the CQI team members. This training is designed to be...
This curriculum is meant for Quality Improvement (QI) trainings where participants are the coaches for the teams or are the QI team members at health facilities. This QI training is...
This guide provides instruction for the Father-to-Father Support Group (FTFSG) meetings. The 15 session topics can be completed in 15 meetings and each session should last one hour....
Aflatoxin-Safe Groundnut Production and Consumption in Ghana: Community Drama Video Facilitator’s Guide
SPRING is working to reduce aflatoxin contamination in groundnuts. As part of those efforts, we produced a video drama on aflatoxin for dissemination in SPRING project communities.
In an effort to support reductions in aflatoxin, Spring/Ghana has developed a training curriculum (Farmer Field School curriculum) for Agricultural Extension Agents (AEAs). This photo aid...
SPRING/Ghana hosted a learning event to share important lessons and celebrate accomplishments in improving maternal and child nutrition in the country from 2014-2017.
SPRING Helps Launch Groundnut Roaster as Part of Public-Private Partnership Between USAID and Hershey
SPRING supported the public-private partnership between USAID and Hershey’s, launching a groundnut roaster to produce health foods for Ghanaian children.
SPRING released five new National Anemia Profiles and updated profiles for Ethiopia, Ghana, and Peru.
SPRING/Ghana held a learning and sharing event to reflect on implementation successes and recommendations.
SPRING/Ghana participated in an event launching our new nut roasting equipment as part of a public-private partnership with USAID, Hershey, and Project Peanut Butter.
SPRING’s work in Ghana (2014–2017) aimed to improve the health of 1,000-day households with pregnant women and/or children under 2 years of age. Using evidence-based practices, SPRING...