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.

News

Front page of Lesotho profile
Aug 2017
SPRING released five new National Anemia Profiles and updated profiles for Ethiopia, Ghana, and Peru.
A young boy gets checked for anemia with a finger prick.
Jul 2017
SPRING’s brief summarizes the policy and program implications of new findings on micronutrient assessment and anemia programming.
Jennifer Akello (R), a SPRING/Uganda staff, explains to Members of Parliament about SPRING/Uganda’s work in the prevention and control of anemia and stunting through policy influence, food fortification and distribution of vitamin and mineral powders. This was during the inaugural Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Nutrition.
Jul 2017
SPRING/Uganda exhibits on food fortification and vitamin and minerals powders during first-ever nutrition forum for policymakers.

Publications

Icons representing sectors involved in multi-sectoral anemia programming
Series | September 2016
Diagram showing how anemia can be prevented across the lifespan
Series | October 2015
country map of anemia prevelence
Series | September 2014
Whitney, 2, with his grandmother Zewelensi, 60. Whitney was malnourished, but after three months of eating foods mixed with MNP, his health improved.
Success Stories | July 2017
Photo of a young boy getting his finger pricked to check for anemia
Briefs | July 2017
front page of document
National Anemia Profiles | June 2017
front page of document
National Anemia Profiles | June 2017
front page of document
National Anemia Profiles | June 2017
front page of document
National Anemia Profiles | June 2017

Media