Uganda

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Videos

father

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...

nurse

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...

grandmother

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...

mother

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...

mother

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...

grandmother

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...

people in line at a medical 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...

Location: Uganda
Woman

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...

Keywords: Breastfeeding
Location: Uganda
women with young children

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...

woman cooking

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...

Location: Uganda

Activities

VHTs from Great Mothers campaign

In May 2013, SPRING/Uganda conducted emotion-based formative research investigating child feeding practices during and after illness and perceptions about malnutrition in the first two...

healthy foods spread

SPRING/Uganda has worked closely with the Nutrition Secretariat in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) overseeing the implementation of the Uganda Nutrition Action Plan (UNAP) to scale...

Keywords: Scale-up, Anemia
Location: Uganda
Uganda training group

At the facility level, SPRING/Uganda works to strengthen nutrition assessment, counseling, and support (NACS) services as a complete package that is fully integrated as part of prevention...

child eating

At the national level, SPRING/Uganda supports the Government of Uganda to coordinate the implementation of industrial and home fortification efforts, and other activities related to the...

Keywords: Fortification
Location: Uganda
PHFS Launch parade figures

In March 2013, SPRING/Uganda began supporting Uganda’s implementation of the Partnership for HIV-Free Survival (PHFS). PHFS is an initiative conceived by the World Health Organization (WHO...

Location: Uganda

Briefs

Factors Affecting Nutrition around Uganda

This set of quantitative snapshots acts as a complement to the qualitative and financial analysis being conducted as part of SPRING’s “Pathways to Better Nutrition” Case Study Series, with...

Location: Uganda

Posters

Promoting Compliance to Iron–Folic Acid Intake in Pregnant Women in Uganda: Prioritizing the Myriad of Factors

SPRING/Uganda is promoting the intake and compliance to iron and folic acid (IFA) supplements among pregnant women in southwestern Uganda to reduce anemia levels estimated at 24% at...

Keywords: Anemia, Supplementation
Location: Uganda
Food Fortification Monitoring and Evaluation Framework: Operationalizing the Uganda National Fortification Guidelines

The final draft framework incorporated elements from the World Health Organization (WHO) flow chart for fortification M&E, but also incorporated some innovative elements to respond to...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Uganda
Building on Uganda’s Anemia Progress: From Evidence to Action

In Uganda, anemia has been a major public health problem; however, between 2001 and 2011, the prevalence of anemia has declined among women of reproductive age (WRA) and children 6–59...

Keywords: Anemia
Location: Uganda
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...

Reports

Survey Report Results on Nutrition Indicators from Six Districts in Southwest and East Central Uganda

SPRING/Uganda conducted a baseline survey on nutrition, HIV, and child health-related indicators using the Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) methodology to guide program implementation...

Keywords: Anemia, Stunting, Malnutrition
Location: Uganda

Galleries

SPRING staff enjoy a moment with the Honerable Karoro Okurut, the Minister of Gender.

The first ever Bushenyi Nutrition Marathon took place on Saturday, November 30th, 2013, with enthusiasm and hope for Uganda’s future from start to finish.

Location: Uganda

A2Z Resources

Guide to Estimating Per Capita Consumption of Staple Foods Using Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) Data

A summary of practical recommendations to use HIES data for nutrient intake deductions.

Location: Uganda
Ministry of Health Food Fortification Program National Monitoring Report: Quality of Fortified Foods in Uganda

Uganda has well documented the problem of micronutrient deficiencies. To help combat this issue, Mukwano Oil Industries and BIDCO Uganda Limited have been fortifying oil with vitamin A...

Location: Uganda
Once Upon a Partnership: A Model for Sustainable Fortification Interventions

This case study provides some historical background on a partnership the Ugandan Government’s public private partnership to fortify food.

Keywords: Sustainability
Location: Uganda
The 2008 Uganda Food Consumption Survey: Determining the Dietary Patterns of Ugandan Women and Children

The Uganda Food Consumption Survey was undertaken to provide the critical body of evidence that policy makers and program designers need to make informed decisions about effective...

Location: Uganda

News

Runners from Team SPRING/Uganda

With support and encouragement from SPRING/Uganda, the Bushenyi District Nutrition Marathon attracted participants from all over Uganda.

Location: Uganda
The SPRING Pathways to Better Nutrition Study Team

This November, SPRING kicked off their “Pathways to Better Nutrition” case study series in Uganda with a series of in-country interviews of key stakeholders.

Location: Uganda
Working toward a plan

Stakeholders from Uganda's Ministry of Health, Office of the Prime Minister, and other national and sub-national ministries met to tackle the urgent problem of anemia, applying a multi-...

Keywords: Multi-sector, Anemia
Location: Uganda
A community mobilization team marching through Namutumba district during the launch of PHFS and WBW, August 9, 2013 (Photo by Rita Ntegyereize)

SPRING/Uganda commemorated World Breastfeeding Week with the launch of the Partnership for HIV Free Survival.

Location: Uganda

Pages

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