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SPRING/Ghana aimed to reduce stunting by 20 percent in two regions—Northern Region and Upper East Region. Working in 15 districts within these two regions, SPRING/Ghana’s activities included anemia reduction, infant and young child nutrition; water, sanitation, and hygiene; aflatoxin reduction; community video; and support to the LEAP 1000 cash transfers.

SPRING/Ghana defined its activities through the 1,000 Day Household approach, which targeted households with pregnant women and children 2 years of age and younger. This approach synthesized each intervention area into a holistic approach designed to support the ability of the1,000 day household to care for and support the 1,000 day child.

SPRING’s main partners in Ghana included Ghana Health Services, the USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, the Ghana LEAP Project, UNICEF, and RING.

Read our blog post: Improving Nutrition, One Latrine at a Time: WASH 1,000 Strategy in Ghana Takes Hold


Front page of Lesotho profile
August 2017
At the end of June, SPRING released new National Anemia Profiles for Bangladesh, Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, and Sierra Leone and updated the current profiles for Ethiopia, Ghana, and Peru. Each profile provides a snapshot of a c...
A woman holding her baby stands in a dusty field.
July 2017
Poverty is often a precursor to malnutrition. When families don’t have access to diverse diets and proper sanitation, the youngest members in the critical first 1,000 days, from pregnancy up to the child’s second birthday, suffer lifelong consequence...
Farmers from Mother to Mother Support Group of the Gbeozua Community, Bawku West District, Upper East Region, share their joy at the result of adopting SPRING’s program that introduced vitamin A enriched maize for cultivation in order to improve the diet of the 1,000 day households.
November 2016
From November 1 – 2, 2016, SPRING/Ghana hosted visitors from USAID/Ghana and USAID/DC for a visit to Karaga District in the Northern Region and Bawku West District in the Upper East Region. Rebecca Fertziger, deputy director of the USAID/Ghana Health...