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SPRING Emphasizes Nutrition as an Integral Component of Community Health in the ICHC 2017

Women look at SPRING learning materials

From March 27-30, 2017, over 300 of the world’s leading health experts from nearly 40 countries will convene in Johannesburg, South Africa for the Institutionalizing Community Health Conference (ICHC) 2017. USAID’s multi-sectoral nutrition project, Strengthening Partnerships and Results in Nutrition Globally (SPRING) is a conference sponsor and will present on its innovative work using community-led video for nutrition and strengthening the role of community health workers in the delivery of nutrition services.

Sascha Lamstein, technical advisor and lead for SPRING’s efforts to apply systems thinking to nutrition, will share several tools to raise the status and quality of nutrition services provided by community health workers.

SPRING’s Deputy Director, Gwyneth Cotes, will present findings from SPRING’s experiences using community video to improve maternal, infant, and young child nutrition and hygiene practices. Ms. Cotes will highlight the role that strategic partnerships can play in expanding the reach of community-based programs.

Plenary sessions will be broadcast live.

DATE: March 27 - 30, 2017
LOCATION: Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa