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.


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.
Front page of Lesotho profile
Aug 2017
SPRING released five new National Anemia Profiles and updated profiles for Ethiopia, Ghana, and Peru.


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
Training in the use of the HemoCue device to measure anemia
Briefs | September 2017
Maize mill employee Haruna Ssemakula carries a sack of maize flour to a waiting truck.
Reports | August 2017
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