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Success Stories

Photograph of several women and men looking at notes posted on a large bulletin board and having a discussion. Caption: "CHAIN partners reflect on joint activities they developed during a November 2016 workshop."

SPRING worked with USAID | Rwanda to develop collaboration goals among CHAIN partners and prepared an analysis of the 11 partners’ existing work and monitoring and evaluation (M&E)...


Workshop participants

SPRING facilitated a two-day workshop to help CHAIN project partners define collaboration goals and expectations, and to develop an integrated workplan to improve nutrition and community...


Recommendations along the life cycle graphic

Reducing undernutrition requires a commitment from multiple sectors, yet documentation on how to collaborate across sectors to reach global goals is scant. Through a three-country...

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

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: Rwanda

Case Studies

Enhancing Multi-Sectoral Coordination and Collaboration Through the CHAIN Project

SPRING's work to strengthen USAID/Rwanda's vision, plans, and approaches for coordination and collaboration of technical sectors and implementing partners around nutrition.

Keywords: Multi-sector
Location: Rwanda

National Anemia Profiles

Rwanda 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: Rwanda


The Role of Increased Income and Women’s Empowerment on Nutrition

The Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) Project conducted the current study to document the process and progress made by two Rwanda-based...

Keywords: Women's empowerment, Agriculture
Location: Rwanda

Resource Review Summaries

Researchers evaluated the accuracy of anemia diagnosis using HemoCue Hb 201+ wicking and gravity blood sampling methods and a noninvasive device. Venous blood samples taken from Rwandan...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Rwanda

Mercy Lung’aho, nutritionist for the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, grapples with the gap between food security and nutrition in Rwanda. While hunger has been reduced by...

Keywords: Agriculture, Women's empowerment
Location: Rwanda

Researchers assessed malaria infection and its health consequences among schoolchildren in Rwanda. While the vast majority of children were asymptomatic at examination, almost a quarter...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Rwanda

In this study, the authors tested the effectiveness of iron-biofortified beans to improve the iron status of women in Rwanda. The authors found an increase in hemoglobin and body iron...

Through a review of a Feed the Future livestock program, this report launch explores the complex pathways from household livestock ownership to nutritional gains in early childhood. A...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Rwanda

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

Developed by the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, this policy brief lays out the technical evidence and arguments for supporting biofortification as an important...

Keywords: Fortification
Location: India, Rwanda

Based on experience from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, and Central Africa Republic, this report describes the adoption of participatory extension such as the...

Keywords: Integration
Location: Rwanda, Uganda

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...

The authors find that the program substantially increases dairy and meat consumption among Rwandan households who were given a dairy cow or a meat goat, respectively. The study also found...

Location: Rwanda