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Dr. Boyo signs the commemorative micronutrient powder sachet (Photo credit Abel Muzoora )

The program aims to address micronutrient deficiencies through home food fortification.

Keywords: Micronutrient
Location: Uganda
The Prime Minister Rt. Hon Ruhakana Rugunda during the Signing Ceremony (Photo credit: Abel Muzoora)

The Government of Uganda has launched the National Advocacy & Communication (NA&C) Strategy developed with SPRING’s support.

Keywords: Communication
Location: Uganda
Mixing fortificant with maize flour.

Uganda’s Ministry of Health and SPRING hosted an Ethiopian delegation interested in Uganda's food fortification program.

Keywords: Fortification, Anemia
Location: Uganda
SPRING/Uganda staff marching for World Breastfeeding Week 2015

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) called for global action to support women to join breastfeeding and work.

Location: Uganda
Nutrition Financing Takes Center Stage at Major International Conferences

SPRING to share findings from its Nepal and Uganda nutrition financing work

Location: Nepal, Uganda
Moses Mutabazi a Nutritionist from Kisoro district

The Ugandan Ministry of Health and SPRING organized the two-day Multisectoral Anemia Stakeholders’ Meeting in March 2015 in Kampala.

Keywords: Multi-sector, Anemia
Location: Uganda
SPRING Co-Hosts Training Workshop to Strengthen Budget Planning and Analysis

SPRING and DSW hosted a training workshop in February to strengthen UNAP implementers' budget planning and analysis capacities.

Location: Uganda
COU Brass Band

SPRING/Uganda launches a new campaign to improve caretakers’s nutrition practices toward their young children.

Location: Uganda
SPRING's two nutrition trainees in the community

SPRING/Uganda partnered with Kyambogo University to enable two "nutrition trainees" to apply nutrition-focused social and behavior change communication in the community.

Location: Uganda


Photo of an infant girl

USAID's SPRING project conducted formative research from June 9-13, 2014 in Namutumba, Uganda to determine the emotional and logical barriers to buying and using micronutrient powders (MNPs...

Keywords: Micronutrient
Location: Uganda
Nurse taking MUAC measurements

The 2014 monitoring of the integration of Nutrition Assessment Counselling and Support (NACS) into routine health care in South West (SW) Uganda and Namutumba district in East Central (EC)...


In Uganda, we worked with the Ugandan government, UN agencies, and USAID implementing partners to develop the National Advocacy and Communication Strategy in support of the Uganda Nutrition...

Pathways to better nutrition icon with arrows

A multi-sectoral approach is often thought to be the most effective way to address undernutrition. However, questions remain about the best ways to move from good nutrition policy to...

Graph of donor funding

Financing is a key piece of any effort to improve nutrition at scale. In its recently-released Nutrition Strategy (link is external), USAID highlights the importance of financial systems,...

Point-of-Use Fortification in Uganda

SPRING is supporting the rollout of a micronutrient power (MNP) program among children 6-23 months in one pilot district of Uganda.

Keywords: Fortification, Micronutrient, Anemia
Location: Uganda
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

National Anemia Profiles

Uganda 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: Uganda


Participants marching in the streets of Kisoro during the breastfeeding commemoration day.

The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) called for global action to support women to join breastfeeding and work. This is a gallery of photos from the event.

Keywords: Breastfeeding
Location: Uganda
Great Mothers Campaign

SPRING/Uganda launches new campaign to improve parents’ nutrition practices toward their young children.


For the Long Haul: Financing Sustained Commitment to Nutrition

This brief is part a series of "interim" technical briefs, culminating in a final two-year study report in 2016. In this technical brief, we review some of the global guidance countries can...

Location: Uganda, Nepal
SPRING budget analysis graphic

SPRING has adapted guidance from several sources to develop a methodology for extracting nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive funding data from donor and government budget documents....

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

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: Uganda
The Continuum of Scale-Up

This brief is the first in a series of "interim" technical briefs, culminating in a final two-year study report in 2015. It focuses on findings from SPRING's baseline interviews with key...

Location: Uganda


From Policy to Practice: Learning from the Multi-sectoral Uganda Nutrition Action Plan Implementation in Kisoro District

Taking a multi-sectoral approach to the reduction of undernutrition in Uganda, the government has established district (lower-level) platforms that will ensure effectiveness in implementing...

Use of Aggregated Lot Quality Assurance Sampling Methods in Uganda to Provide Implementation-Relevant Evaluation Data

Data collection for monitoring and evaluation of international development projects can be difficult, costly, and time-consuming. SPRING/Uganda adapted Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS...


Bar graph with dollar signs above it

Why does financing matter to improving nutrition outcomes? This crucial information can be used to improve planning, advocacy efforts, and implementation of nutrition activities. Watch this...

Woman and child in clinic

This video is part of SPRING/Uganda's "Great Mothers, Healthy Children" campaign. These videos form the basis of the video campaign and will be used in the communities to facilitate...


This video is part of SPRING/Uganda's "Great Mothers, Healthy Children" campaign. These videos form the basis of the video campaign and will be used in the communities to facilitate...

Event Series

AgN-GLEE Events

In collaboration with USAID’s Bureau of Global Health and Bureau for Food Security, SPRING hosted a series of regional and global workshops to assist Feed the Future Missions and...

Success Stories

Bibiana with her two granddaughters that she is raising.

At 57 years old, Bibiana is a seasoned Village Health Team member (VHT). She has served her community for over 30 years. She is a reputable “village doctor” and the first person whose...


Resource Review Summaries

Do higher levels of farm production diversity contribute to improved diets in smallholder farm households? This study adds to existing literature by using and comparing different indicators...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Indonesia, Kenya, Uganda

Over the past 50 years, understandings of the best ways to combat malnutrition among women and children globally have changed, along with the technology that exists to fight it. The IMMANA-...

This study examines whether adoption of improved dairy cow breeds is linked to farm-level outcomes that translate into household-level benefits, including improved child nutrition outcomes...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Uganda

The research detailed in this article explores Ugandan district leaders’ perceptions of the nutrition situation, programs, and opportunities for integration as part of "Pathways-to-Better...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Uganda

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...

This study uses panel data from small-scale coffee producers in Uganda and compares the effects of two of the most popular sustainability standards used by smallholder farmers in developing...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Uganda

This technical brief provides an overview of community SBCC and triggering on positive nutrition and hygiene behaviours. It summarises some key insights and findings from Sustainable...

The government of Uganda has rolled-out five high iron bean varieties in an attempt to address national iron deficiency anemia especially among women, children, and infants. In Uganda,...

Keywords: Anemia, Agriculture, Fortification
Location: Uganda

This evaluation, conducted by the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), studied malaria rapid diagnostic tests from...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Uganda

In this study, researchers sought to determine if a malaria care improvement intervention had an impact on health outcomes for young children in Tororo, Uganda. The intervention group of...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Uganda

In this study, researchers assessed absorption of therapeutic iron among children in Uganda that were given antimalarial treatment. Children aged 6-59 months with both malaria and anemia...

Keywords: Anemia, Fortification, Micronutrient
Location: Uganda

In the November 2016 Ag2Nut Call, Matthias Jäger, Markets and Value Chain Expert, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) / CGIAR, presented findings from a pilot project in...

Keywords: Agriculture
Location: Kenya, Uganda

These guidelines aim to strengthen the contribution of agricultural extension and community mobilization to improve household food and nutrition security in Uganda. The intended primary...

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...

In his new book, journalist Roger Thurow tells stories of mothers and babies worldwide to explore the effort to end childhood malnutrition. Thurow highlights the importance of proper...

The Uganda Sickle Surveillance Study introduced a simple yet innovative approach to screening infants for sickle cell disease – the most prevalent genetic disorder in the world, and a cause...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Uganda

SPRING, UNICEF, and the World Food Program (WFP), in collaboration with the Ugandan Ministry of Health (MOH), launched a home fortification program as a strategy to combat micronutrient...

In this research study, similar barriers to leveraging agriculture for nutrition were identified by stakeholders in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda. These include a narrow focus on solely...

Keywords: Nutrition-sensitive
Location: Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda

In this study, researchers sought to further explore the association of anemia with Schistosoma mansoni and hookworm infections in individuals aged 5-90 in Uganda. The authors found that...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Uganda

The authors aimed to assess hemoglobin levels and the factors associated with anemia in pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in their third trimester in the rural district of Mpigi,...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Uganda

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

The authors of this paper aim to empirically infer causal linkages between fruit and vegetable production, individual intake, food security, and anemia. Qualitative research and econometric...

The Cost of Hunger in Africa study demonstrates that child nutrition can be a determinant factor in achieving Africa's transformation agenda. The report highlights that undernourished...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Ethiopia, Uganda

The July 2014 Ag2Nut Community of Practice monthly call featured two presentations; one on the Ugandan Food Trade System and the other on a New Dietary Diversity Score. Terri Ballard, a...

Keywords: Dietary diversity
Location: Uganda

The authors of this extensive review argue that achieving food security in Uganda is an effective means of curtailing civil strife, violence, and insecurity. The paper examines how the...

Location: Uganda

The July 2014 edition of the Feed the Future Newsletter features stories on how the initiative is working to improve nutrition through the U.S. President’s Initiative. Read about efforts in...

Location: Uganda, Bangladesh

This report presents new data measuring the gender gap in various aspects of agriculture in Africa. A particular focus on six countries— Ethiopia, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania and...

A collaborative report that identifies factors responsible for low-productivity among female-managed farms in Africa, with a particular focus on Ethiopia, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Tanzania,...

This study uses a nationally representative sample of Ugandan households to rigorously examine how adoption of improved dairy cow breeds impacts enterprise, household, and individual child...

Location: 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...

This baseline dietary intake survey in Uganda 1) estimates the prevalence of inadequate intakes of specific micronutrients, and 2) predicts the potential contribution of fortification of...

Keywords: Fortification
Location: Uganda