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SPRING/Bangladesh

SPRING/Bangladesh aimed to improve the nutritional status of pregnant and lactating women and children under two years of age by promoting and supporting the adoption of Essential Nutrition Actions and Essential Hygiene Actions (ENA/EHA) and the consumption of nutritious and diverse diets.

From 2012-2017, SPRING/Bangladesh reached a substantial proportion of the country’s nearly 160 million people, focusing on the most vulnerable to food insecurity and undernutrition, the ultra-poor. SPRING worked in 40 upazilas (sub-divisions) in the USAID Feed the Future zone of influence of Barisal and Khulna.

SPRING's main partners in Bangladesh include the Directorate General of Health Services, Directorate General of Family Planning, National Nutrition Services, Revitalization of Community Health Care Initiatives in Bangladesh (RCHCIB), and the Department of Agriculture Extension. SPRING also worked with other USAID projects in country, such as the Aquaculture for Income and Nutrition project, the USAID Horticulture Project, the USAID Livestock Project, NGO Health Service Delivery Project (NHSDP)/Surjer Hashi, Sisimpur, and the SHIKHA project.

News

A parade in Bangladesh during World Breastfeeding Week
October 2013
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated annually in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding to improve babies’ health and help prevent death among children under five. Although the World Health Organization recommends that all infants...
USAID Acting Administrator Visits a SPRING/Bangladesh Farmer Nutrition School
September 2015
In August, The Acting Administrator for USAID, Mr. Alfonso E. Lenhardt, visited a SPRING/Bangladesh Farmer Nutrition School (FNS) in Mulghar Union of Fakirhat Upazila in Bagerhat District. He was accompanied by the USAID/Bangladesh Mission Director, ...
Civil Surgeon of Bhola District rally
August 2014
Every year during World Breastfeeding Week, SPRING/Bangladesh supports national and regional efforts to raise awareness about breastfeeding.This year’s festivities received additional attention compared to previous years, as the Honorable Prime Minis...