Micronutrient Interventions

Anemia is caused by multiple factors, with iron deficiency and other micronutrient deficiencies being a major driver. SPRING is strengthening the evidence-base related to micronutrient interventions by testing delivery strategies and providing guidance to those who implement micronutrient interventions. Micronutrient powders added to food is a key intervention to address vitamin and mineral deficiencies among children 6 to 23 months. SPRING is bringing together program implementers to synthesize the evidence around implementation and provide global guidance to programs that plan to use micronutrient powders. We are studying the various channels that can be used to distribute micronutrient powders in health facilities and in the community and supporting industrial fortification efforts in Uganda. SPRING is also pleased to host a variety of resources from the USAID’s flagship A2Z project on Micronutrient and Child Blindness that ended in 2011.  


Collage showing a MNP packet, a sign of Namutumba, a presentation of data, and a SPRING vehicle
Feb 2017
SPRING supervises the collection of data from 1,600 individuals to provide guidance for implementation of micronutrient powder (MNP) programs.
Participants pose for a group picture outside the Family Choice Maize Mill
Jan 2017
Adopting Sanku’s technology in Uganda will enable small- and medium-scale maize millers to fortify flour at a low cost.
Receiving a certificate for competent testing of fortified foods
Dec 2016
During an awards ceremony in Kampala, laboratories were recognized to do competent testing of fortified foods.