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

Picture of a group of people looking over a collection of nutrition informational materials on a table.
Oct 2017
SPRING/Ghana hosted a learning event to share important lessons and celebrate accomplishments in improving maternal and child nutrition in the country from 2014-2017.
Four people sit around a table.
Sep 2017
SPRING/Uganda transitions the chairmanship of the inspection and enforcement working group in the East Central and Southern Africa Health Community to Uganda National Bureau of Standards.
Participant working on assignment during the orientation.
Aug 2017
SPRING/Uganda helped incorporate a module on anemia prevention and control into the Bachelor of Medical Education program at Health Tutors College of Mulago.