Malnutrition

Events

With a stunting rate over 40 percent among children under five in Nigeria, 17.2 million of its estimated 40 million children are chronically malnourished.

Keywords: Malnutrition
Location: Online
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SPRING hosted a learning event at the National Press Club to share key lessons learned and results achieved with our partners over the past six years, along with a wide range of tools...

Improving the Diet and Eating Practices of Adolescent Girls

Webinar on the current nutritional status and practices of adolescent girls globally, and why investments in their health and well-being are crucial to improve nutrition worldwide.

Women's Empowerment Mitigates the Negative Effects of Low Production Diversity on Maternal and Child Nutrition in Nepal

In the December 2015 Ag2Nut call, the Community of Practice presented a synthesis of a set of eight new studies that empirically test, using data from Africa and South Asia, whether a...

Briefs

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This brief provides information about the status, trends, and drivers of malnutrition in Niger, and aims to inform the identification of core priorities for future programming and...

Location: Niger, Sahel

Reports

Photo of A woman and her daughter outside a building. Caption: “Mother and daughter share a laugh during the household survey in Cross River State”

SPRING conducted a two-phase multi-sectoral nutrition assessment for the USAID Nigeria during August–October 2017. We undertook the study to inform the development of a five-year, Global...

Keywords: Food security, Malnutrition
Location: Nigeria
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This report is intended to provoke discussion and catalyze change among existing nutrition and OVC institutions, decision-makers, practitioners, and influencers. Since USAID has included...

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To combat undernutrition in the Kyrgyz Republic, SPRING is implementing a comprehensive, multisectoral program to influence 11 nutrition-related behaviors that are linked to stunting and...

Integrated Nutrition and Agriculture Needs Assessment for Sierra Leone

As part of USAID’s Ebola recovery efforts, USAID/Sierra Leone and USAID/Washington’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) requested that the SPRING conduct a nutrition assessment in Bombali and...

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As part of USAID’s Ebola recovery efforts, USAID/Guinea and USAID/Washington’s Bureau for Food Security (BFS) requested that the SPRING conduct a nutrition assessment to identify key...

Galleries

A participant looks at a copy of the new publication for home based storage and preservation of nutritious foods in the Kyrgyz Republic.

SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic hosted an event for health officials in Bishkek to discuss nutrition-sensitive agriculture and launch a new reference book on long-term food storage and preservation.

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SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic and the Jalal Abad Mayor's Office held a 5K run promoting exercise, nutrition, and healthy children.

Holding newborn baby

SPRING/Bangladesh observed World Breastfeeding Week, organizing rallies, dramas, music performances, quiz competitions, and discussions across Khulna and Barisal divisions.

SPRING’s Pathways to Better Nutrition (PBN) Nepal case study team and HKI Nepal staff who helped support the study gathered at the final national dissemination event, held in Kathmandu on April 20th 2016

SPRING held three district- and one national-level dissemination events in Nepal to present final results from the Pathways to Better Nutrition (PBN) Case Study, which focused on Nepal’s...

News

Nora Madrigal (USAID), Aisha Zhorobekova (USAID), Il Hyong Won (Good Neighbors)

SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic hosted an event for health officials in Bishkek to discuss nutrition-sensitive agriculture and launch a new reference book on long-term food storage and preservation.

Nathan Park, center, poses with SPRING volunteers and trainers after a session on methods of long term storage and preservation of nutritious foods at home.

Deputy Mission Director Nathan Park visited SPRING activity sites in Kok-Jangak rayon, where he participated in a training on home-based storage of nutritious foods, and joined a home visit...

SPRING/Senegal Gender Advisor Daba Ndione Beye interacts with training participants.

SPRING/Senegal organized a workshop for representatives of partner networks to raise awareness on gender issues and promote men and women as partners in household decision-making for good...

Runners at the starting line

SPRING/Kyrgyz Republic and the Jalal Abad Mayor's Office held a 5K run promoting exercise, nutrition, and healthy children.

A child receives a vitamin A supplement

SPRING/Bangladesh provided secretarial and logistical supports and assisted in community mobilization activities in Khulna and Barisal divisions for the successful observance of the Vitamin...

Holding newborn baby

SPRING/Bangladesh observed World Breastfeeding Week, organizing rallies, dramas, music performances, quiz competitions, and discussions across Khulna and Barisal divisions

SPRING’s Pathways to Better Nutrition (PBN) team member Madhukar B. Shrestha (top, second from right) recently attended the Public Finance for Nutrition in Asia (PF4N) workshop in Bangkok, Thailand, as part of the larger Nepali delegation.

SPRING’s PBN Case Study supported the Nepali Delegation at the Public Finance for Nutrition in Asia (PF4N) workshop.

Madhukar B. Shrestha presents the results of the PBN study in Nepal

The PBN case study provides insights into funding processes for nutrition and engages key stakeholders to use data for decision-making in Nepal.

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Happy #IWD2016! Learn how SPRING is empowering women through better nutrition.

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In post-Ebola Guinea, SPRING conducted a nutrition assessment to provide insights into nutrition status and inform a new workplan.

Videos

Marching in the street for World Breastfeeding Week 2016

SPRING/Bangladesh observed World Breastfeeding Week from August 1-7, 2016 by organizing over 100 rallies, quiz competitions, discussions, and several dramas and music performances in all 40...

Activities

Success Stories

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At birth, Nyepesi lost her mother to HIV. She was left in the care of her grandmother, Maza Akaba, who lives in Ichecheni community, 10 kilometers from Nyepesi’s home in Lafia, Nigeria. No...

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Resource Review Summaries

The United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN) is the food and nutrition policy harmonization forum of the United Nations. The mandate of the UNSCN is to promote...

The 2016 Global Hunger Index presents a multidimensional measure of national, regional, and global hunger, focusing on how the world can get to Zero Hunger by 2030. The developing world has...

Keywords: Malnutrition

This article features one community’s story of an innovative, community-focused approach to tackling malnutrition in rural Bangladesh through its Farmer Nutrition School pioneered by SPRING...

In light of the Nutrition for Growth Summit (N4GII) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 4th, 2016, this brief provides information and advice to help policymakers invest in effective...

The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. In the context of this campaign, FAO experts Teodardo Calles and Fernanda Grande hosted a webinar to present the...

Young children remain the most vulnerable population to food insecurity--low birthweight and stunting continue to be among the most visible effects of malnutrition. Helen Keller...

Despite global progress, efforts to alleviate malnutrition are often hampered by a shortage in number, skills, and geographic coverage of a workforce for nutrition. This article reviews the...

Keywords: Malnutrition

Since 1992, the number of undernourished people in the world has remained about the same; however obesity has quickly become a major public health concern around the globe. This article...

Keywords: Malnutrition

Despite inherent differences in program approaches and contexts, agricultural market development and nutrition activities must work together to address the immediate and underlying...

Despite rapid economic growth in recent years, South Asia still has among the highest child malnutrition rates in the world with half the child population undernourished. Besides children,...

Child malnutrition is a complex issue requiring integrated approaches across sectors such as agriculture, nutrition, and health. While national-level efforts are underway in many countries...

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 interactive self-training tool is designed to deepen users’ understanding of the multisectoral causes of malnutrition and equip learners with broader participatory facilitation skills...

Keywords: Malnutrition

This article features approaches to combat severe chronic malnutrition in Guatemala, some of which include agricultural practices. Other featured approaches include improved education,...

Keywords: Malnutrition
Location: Guatemala

In 2014, the World Bank’s SecureNutrition Platform, in collaboration with the World Bank Library and Archives of Development, led a review to present a summary on how agricultural and food-...

Keywords: Malnutrition

This article describes a project in sub Saharan Africa that is promoting biofortified orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSP) to contribute to reducing malnutrition. The author explores the...

Keywords: Malnutrition

This randomized control trial examined the effectiveness of a rural sanitation intervention to prevent diarrhea, soil-transmitted helminth infection, and child malnutrition in India....

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement has grown rapidly and now includes the countries that are home to half the world’s malnourished children. Over the years, the SUN Movement...

This article examines the vexing question of why Indian children from relatively well-off families with an ample supply of nutritious food needed for a healthy diet still suffer from...

Keywords: Malnutrition
Location: India

Working to update their previous IFPRI work, “Explaining Child Malnutrition in Developing Countries” (2000), Lisa Smith and Lawrence Haddad draw on data from 1970-2012 across 116 countries...

Cambodia has enjoyed positive economic growth over the last 2 decades. And yet, 40 percent of children under five remain stunted today—a rift between prosperity and nutrition that is often...

Keywords: Stunting, Malnutrition
Location: Cambodia

About half of Guatemala’s children will face physical or developmental challenges due to malnutrition, yet vegetables grown for export overflow in the countryside. Roger Thurow longtime...

Keywords: Malnutrition
Location: Guatemala

The Community for Zero Hunger has created a 5-part survey targeted towards “individuals whose primary responsibility is shaping domestic policy, designing programs, and/or implementing food...

USAID’s Nutrition Strategy embodies a multi-sectoral approach to address both direct and underlying causes of malnutrition. With this strategy, USAID aims to decrease chronic malnutrition,...

This paper examines the association between food insecurity and nutritional status of children and married women in Nepal using DHS data. There is a significant association between food...

Keywords: Food security, Malnutrition
Location: Nepal

This webinar provided an overview of the global malnutrition problem; the main approaches through which the agriculture sector can address malnutrition; some of the agriculture-related...

Keywords: Malnutrition, Agriculture
Location: Asia, Africa

This blog by Prasun Kumar Das of LANSA describes Farming Systems for Nutrition (FSN), a new farming model that has been developed with the expressed purpose of improving nutrition. It is...

Keywords: Malnutrition
Location: India

This overview from the Maternal and Young Child Nutrition Security Initiative in Asia outlines linkages between nutrition and a variety of development sectors. The brief re-examines the...

This webinar will provide an overview of the global malnutrition problem, the main approaches through which the agriculture sector can address malnutrition, some of the agriculture- related...

Keywords: Malnutrition
Location: Asia, Africa