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

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May 2018
SPRING findings helped catalyze efforts of the National Anaemia Working group.
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Mar 2018
This year, two SPRING videos received honorable mentions in the 2018 Pulitzer Global Health Video competition for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference in New York.
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Dec 2017
Key participants of the Micronutrient Powders Consultation wrote a series of three articles to discuss and elevate the literature on micronutrient powder implementation research.