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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


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...
Groundnut shellers
March 2017
Groundnuts are a commonly grown crop in Northern Ghana and are regularly consumed in the local diet. Their high-protein content makes them a good part of a diverse diet. SPRING is working with groundnut farmers to help them grow, harvest, and store g...
U.S. Ambassador Jackson engages with Kasuliyili CHPS Compound staff on available health services.
April 2016
The U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, took an informative tour of the community-based health planning and services (CHPS) compound in Kasuliyili of the Tolon District in the Northern Region on March 31, 2016. This was the Ambassador’s firs...