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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.

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WorldFish Center screenshot
September 2012
On August 8, 2012, SPRING and the WorldFish Center signed a letter of collaboration to improve the health and nutritional status of women and children in Bangladesh. Working together, the organizations will promote the sale and consumption of high-nu...
SPRING orients UNICEF Bangladesh to the agriculture to nutrition pathways
February 2016
On January 13, 2016, SPRING/Bangladesh facilitated a day-long workshop to orient UNICEF Bangladesh to SPRING’s agriculture to nutrition pathways. The event focused both on the theoretical framework and the practical application of using the pathways ...
Ms. Tonima Sharmin discussing the current state of handwashing in Bangladesh
October 2015
Bangladeshi television channel Desh TV airs a public health show called ‘Jiboner Golpo’ (Life’s Story) in partnership with USAID and Voice of America. SPRING/Bangladesh was recently invited to participate in the latest episode to discuss the importan...