Preventing Anemia

SPRING is supporting USAID’s efforts to reduce anemia at local, national, and global levels. Affecting approximately two billion people worldwide, anemia is an urgent public health problem caused by a complex interaction between malnutrition, infectious diseases, genetics, and other factors.

SPRING’s anemia prevention and control activities involve using data and the latest evidence to characterize and address the causes of anemia in different settings and populations. SPRING aims to build coordinated and sustained country ownership of anemia efforts, leading to a global reduction of anemia and a positive impact on health and economic well-being.

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Picking up materials from the SPRING booth
Apr 2017
SPRING’s presentation highlighted the role of Village Health Teams in closing the gap between health facilities and caregivers.
SPRING, GHS training of District Health Staff on anemia curriculum in Tamale. Taken during a session on iron-, vitamin A- and vitamin C-rich food.
Apr 2017
SPRING/Ghana is supporting the Ghana Health Service in building the capacity of its health workers and community health volunteers of the Northern Region to tackle the major public health problem of...
Talian Grain Millers' Production Manager holds up a scoop of fortified maize flour
Apr 2017
SPRING/Uganda trained maize millers to fortify maize flour and adopt good manufacturing practices.