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Training Materials

outside of a hospital. people walk by, ride bikes. there is a group of people under an umbrella.

SPRING worked closely with the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) to strengthen the nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) approach. The NACS components...

Diagram of how to hold an infant

Le « Guide provisoire du facilitateur pour la formation du personnel de santé dans les établissements sanitaires » fournit certes une base pour renforcer les capacités de ces derniers à...

Health worker shows a mother proper breastfeeding techiques while the father looks on

Cette « Formation sur site pour le personnel de santé: Assistance-Conseil sur l’Alimentation du Nourrisson et du Jeune Enfant (ANJE)» a été développée avec le support du projet SPRING, en...



In collaboration with the USAID-funded Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project, SPRING has gathered data around key nutrition responsibilities for CHW in 9 countries that can be...

Job Aids and Tools

Thumbnail of Haiti tool

In collaboration with the USAID-funded Advancing Partners and Communities (APC) project, SPRING has gathered data around key nutrition responsibilities for CHW in 9 countries that can be...

Location: Haiti

Success Stories

Nurses at the improved prenatal clinic lead group education about nutrition with pregnant women awaiting consultations.

This success story describes how small improvements to the maternity ward at Hôpital Immaculée Conception des Cayes in southern Haiti are supporting nutrition counseling.

Photo of Dr. Pierre

Needing to increase the number of health facilities served from 12 to 17 in FY15 had the SPRING/Haiti project asking an important question: How was the project's small technical staff going...

Using OJT for Better Nutrition in Haiti

Patricia Chéry is a nurse in the prenatal unit at Hôpital Maternité de Carrefour in West Department, Haiti. Miss Chéry, as with many healthcare workers in Haiti, has received training from...


Photo of a woman and child

SPRING officially launched activities in Haiti in April 2012, collaborating with the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP). Children under five years of age, pregnant...

Four women and one man measuring a newborn

Recognizing the need for training health care workers (HCW), the gap in knowledge related to effective training approaches, and the extensive resources that are invested in trainings, we...

Gathered around a data collection form

At the request of USAID/Haiti, SPRING established a presence in Haiti in February 2012. SPRING/Haiti’s early efforts were focused on finalizing work initiated by the USAID-funded Infant...

Keywords: Quality improvement
Location: Haiti
A Haitian woman carries fresh vegetables.

In Haiti, the HIV and AIDS crisis has generalized. It is well established that HIV compromises the nutritional status of infected individuals; therefore, integrating nutrition services into...


Dr. Lamstein presenting

At this event, Sascha Lamstein presented on nutrition workforce training methods, using data gathered during SPRING’s work in Haiti.

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...

Nicole Racine, SPRING/Haiti country manager handing the microphone to Center Nutrition Focal Point, Miss Ninette Dupuy with Trainers from Hopital Ste Therese de Hinche at the closing ceremony on October 13, 2015.

SPRING/Haiti praised trainings and information gained during the project and will continue toward NACS and IYCF goals.

Image from one-day meeting to develop multisectoral strategy to reduce undernutrition in Haiti

SPRING supports Haiti’s Ministry of Health Nutrition Directorate in launching the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement in Haiti.

Location: Haiti
SPRING/Haiti Builds Health Worker Capacity Using On-the-Job Training Approach

SPRING/Haiti, in collaboration with the Haitian Ministry of Health, conducted a training of trainers on a new IYCF and counseling training package that utilizes an on-the-job training...

Location: Haiti


SPRING 2015 Overview - Haiti

In Haiti, SPRING closed out its office in Port-au-Prince after three years of successful implementation. The Haiti team focused on enhancing nutrition systems and building capacity for...

Location: Haiti

National Anemia Profiles

Haiti 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: Haiti


NACS meeting participants

SPRING/Haiti has played a key role in enhancing Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support (NACS) leadership at the district and facility level.

data collection screen

Understanding the availability, spread, capacity, and role of the nutrition workforce is an essential step to implement and scale up nutrition programs. With this in mind, SPRING developed...

Keywords: Workforce
Location: Haiti

Quality improvement (QI) is an essential element to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) services. At the health facility level,...

Keywords: Quality improvement
Location: Haiti
Haiti trainer assessing baby

Training is part of SPRING/Haiti’s work to expand the integration of the nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) approach in Haiti. SPRING/Haiti supports the roll out of two...

Location: Haiti
SPRING/Haiti meeting

SPRING/Haiti is providing technical assistance to the Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) to unite stakeholders in a collective effort to improve nutrition in Haiti.

Location: Haiti


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

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: Haiti


Tools for Assessing Nutrition Assessment, Counseling, and Support Services at the Facility and Community Levels

The study findings suggest that even though most health facilities report assessing nutrition status, they do not do so consistently. Likewise, although most providers reported providing...

Resource Review Summaries

Researchers investigated the efficacy of Vita Mamba, a fortified peanut butter snack, in reducing anemia in school-aged children in rural Haiti. The findings indicated that children were...

Keywords: Anemia, Fortification
Location: Haiti

The most recent edition of FAO’s yearly ‘State of Food and Agriculture’ series, this 57-page document presents updated undernutrition estimates and further insight in the suite of food...

Location: Haiti