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SPRING Launches Anemia-Related Tools at CORE Group Conference

Teemar Fisseha at the podium

CORE Group’s Global Health Practitioner Conference is a place where health advocates come together to collaborate, discuss ideas, and build partnerships to improve life-saving programs. This fall’s themes included adolescent health and nutrition.

As part of SPRING’s participation in the conference, Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Officer Teemar Fisseha led an interactive lunchtime session introducing SPRING’s two new anemia-related tools: Understanding Anemia: Guidance for Conducting a Landscape Analysis, a resource to support policy makers and program implementers in gathering, understanding, and using anemia-related data, and the District Assessment Tool for Anemia (DATA), an Excel-based tool to raise awareness around anemia and help prioritize anemia-related actions at the district level.

During the session, Fisseha discussed the tools’ designs, primary objectives, and intended audiences. She showed session participants how to navigate the online landscape analysis guidance and walked them through DATA’s questionnaires and dashboards.

SPRING developed these tools to strengthen multi-sectoral anemia programming at the global, national, and district levels. Judging by the interest of the participants at the Global Health Practitioner Conference, we expect to see health advocates from around the world adopting and adapting these tools to their country contexts.

Download Strengthening Anemia Programming (PDF, 866 KB)