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Malnutrition during the first 1,000 days from pregnancy through a child’s second birthday often causes growth impairment that leads to stunting. Safe drinking water, sanitation facilities,...


King and his elders

To draw leaders’ attention to the problem of stunting and their role in improving young children’s nutrition outcomes, SPRING/Ghana produced a 24-minute advocacy video.

Keywords: Stunting, Thousand days
Location: Ghana


Ghana Country Achievements, Project Year 5, October 2015 to March 2016

This infographic shows SPRING/Ghana's continued growth in reach and impact during the first half of project year 5 (FY 2016).

Location: Ghana
SPRING 2015 Overview - Ghana

SPRING launched its Ghana country office, which focuses on improving delivery of high-impact services and generating increased demand for those services. These activities resulted in the...

Location: Ghana


Presentation at MTT meeting

SPRING presents anemia landscape analysis findings and guides efforts on anemia training and IFA operational research at the Micronutrient Task Team meeting in Ghana

Man having test done on hemoglobin levels

SPRING builds capacity of master trainers on the use of HemoCue® devices to carry out training of frontline health workers.

Keywords: Anemia, Training
Location: Ghana
U.S. Ambassador Jackson engages with Kasuliyili CHPS Compound staff on available health services.

U.S. Ambassador Jackson visits the community-based health planning and services compound in Kasuliyili

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Multi-Sectoral Global Learning and Evidence Exchange, West Africa shares research and experience in multi-sectoral nutrition programming.

Annual report infographic 2015

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...

Group of people around a latrine

Through its WASH activities, SPRING is building awareness of how nutrition and hygiene are connected

Three people looking at commodities in an office

SPRING/Ghana, with the Ghana Health Service and the USAID | DELIVER Project, assessed the supply chain system for nutrition commodities.

Location: Ghana
In suite is Minister of Agriculture (Fiifi Kwettey) interacting with Fiona Edwards her team about SPRING/Ghana

SPRING/Ghana joined other USAID Feed the Future partners, donor agencies, private sector representatives, government, and other development partners in a two-day meeting dubbed “...

Location: Ghana


The SPRING/Ghana 1,000 Day Household Approach

In Ghana, the SPRING 1,000 day household approach targets nutrition improvements to pregnant women and children 2 years of age and younger, paving a clear impact pathway for each activity.

Woman, man, and baby stand outside a hut with a tippy tap

Much of SPRING/Ghana’s work surrounds the WASH 1,000 approach, which promotes four key behaviors related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities during the first 1,000 days, and...

Data prioritization activity in Ghana

SPRING has piloted the DATA in three countries: Ghana, Nepal, and Uganda

Keywords: Anemia, Multi-sector
Location: Ghana, Uganda, Nepal


SPRING Staff Pledge for Gender Parity on International Women's Day 2016

Women are at the heart of our work to improve nutrition. In this collection of photos, SPRING staff from around the world are celebrating International Women's Day 2016 and pledging to take...

Keywords: Gender, Women's empowerment
Location: Ghana, Senegal, Uganda


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SPRING, USAID's Bureau for Food Security, and Bureau for Global Health hosted the Multi-sectoral Nutrition Strategy Global Learning & Evidence Exchange (MSN-GLEE), West Africa from...

Success Stories

A latrine constructed in a community in the Upper East region of Ghana after SPRING/Ghana’s WASH intervention.

Today almost all of the houses in Piyaligo community have latrines and many also boast tippy taps. Naaba said a stigma is now associated with open defecation and that the community is aware...

Gmangun Charles shows off his household’s new latrine in the Kubone community in Ghana’s northern region.

In February 2015, SPRING began working with the citizens of Kubone to establish community-led total sanitation (CLTS), an approach that helps rural communities understand the dangers of...

National Anemia Profiles

Ghana anemia profile

SPRING has developed a series of 25 National Anemia Profiles, which provide country-specific information on the causes and burden of anemia, the policy environment, and program indicators.

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Ghana


A Rapid Initial Assessment of the Distribution and Consumption of Iron-Folic Acid Tablets Through Antenatal Care in Ghana

25% of the world's population suffers from anemia. SPRING has a method for making a rapid, initial assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the distribution and consumption of IFA...

Location: Ghana
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Evidence increasingly supports the hypothesis that maternal undernutrition, as well as in-utero and infant and young child undernutrition, increase the risk of developing nutrition-related...


Resource Review Summaries

This webinar is part of the series: "Agriculture-Nutrition-Health linkages: Research in the African context" produced by ANH Academy and the African Nutrition Society. The presentation...

Keywords: Agriculture, Anemia
Location: Ghana

This brief, developed by SPRING, describes country-led efforts to coordinate and implement anemia prevention and control, offering lessons learned to help other countries design the best...

At a time when donors and governments are increasing efforts to mainstream gender in agriculture, it is critical to revisit long-standing wisdom about gender inequalities in agriculture to...

Keywords: Agriculture, Gender
Location: Ghana

This study evaluated three arms of combined preventive malaria and deworming treatment and their effect on anemia and learning outcomes for schoolchildren in Northern Ghana. In Arm 1,...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Ghana

GAIN shares recent findings on the coverage of fortified foods in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and India. In Côte d’Ivoire, Nutribon, a complementary fortified food product for low income children...

Keywords: Fortification
Location: Ivory Coast, Ghana, India

During this webinar, the inaugural round of fellows from the IMMANA program highlighted their research on developing new methodological approaches to guide agricultural interventions for...

This webinar, hosted by the Leveraging Economic Opportunities (LEO) activity, shares how four Feed the Future projects in Sub-Saharan Africa have contributed to systemic change. These...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Rwanda, Senegal, Ghana, Zambia

Positive monitoring reports and feedback from Ghana indicate that the School Meals Planner Package tool can be adapted for other countries to meet context-specific needs. The package...

This policy brief was launched by the Global Panel at its joint high-level meeting with the Partnership for Aflatoxin Control in Africa (PACA) on 12 April 2016 in Accra Ghana. The brief...

Keywords: Aflatoxin
Location: Ghana

This news radio clip and associated article covers the FAO Africa Regional Nutrition Conference in Accra, which includes a speech by Dr. Anna Lartey, Director of the Nutrition Division of...

Keywords: Multi-sector, Malnutrition
Location: Ghana

This study from September 2013 analyzed policy options toward promoting nutrient-dense foods to reduce undernutrition in Ghana. Markets have the potential to deliver these but are inhibited...

Keywords: Nutrient-dense crops
Location: Ghana

Since 2009, Opportunity International has disbursed more than 164,000 agricultural loans and opened more than 618,000 rural savings accounts across Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, Ghana, and...