Preventing Anemia

A group of women with their infants

SPRING is supporting USAID’s global efforts to prevent and reduce anemia using multisectoral and evidence-based approaches 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*. Accordingly, SPRING’s anemia prevention and control activities involve multisectoral and integrated approaches that identify and address the specific causes in given settings and populations.

Through these efforts, SPRING hopes to build coordinated and sustained country ownership of anemia interventions, leading to a global reduction of anemia and a positive impact on health.

A causal framework on the direct and underlying causes of anemia and the subsequent consequences, along with programmatic pathways for anemia prevention and control, can be found on this page.


DATA training of trainers participants
Mar 2017
SPRING/Ghana conducted a training of trainers workshop for district-level trainers to implement the District Assessment Tool for Anemia.
A group of women attending a handwashing seminar.
Mar 2017
The Kyrgyz Republic national deworming working group, with SPRING support, developed a new clinical protocol for prevention and treatment of helminth infection.
Mar 2017
This International Women's Day, SPRING shows its appreciation for women around the world, honoring their achievements and recognizing the contributions they make to healthy families, communities, and...