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SPRING Launches Version 2 of Nutrition Budget Analysis Tool with DC Workshop

Sufficient funding is needed to address malnutrition, yet despite recent progress, it is still difficult to accurately estimate the available financing for nutrition because of its multi-sectoral nature and varied financing sources. To address this gap in data, USAID’s SPRING project developed a practical, user-friendly nutrition budget analysis tool and accompanying users guide in 2015.

Micronutrient Powders (MNP) Consultation

Meeting the nutritional needs of young children is a particularly important issue in global health, as insufficient nutrition during periods of rapid growth can have serious effects on health and other outcomes1. The long-term solution for solving micronutrient inadequacy is ensuring a sustainable and diverse diet through food-based approaches. However, many times it is necessary to complement the nutritional value of the diet using specific interventions.

Technical Meeting on the Diet and Eating Practices of Adolescent Girls and Women of Reproductive Age

On March 16-17, 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), SPRING, and the USAID-funded Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA), co-hosted a technical meeting of more than 40 global leaders in the field of adolescent and women’s nutrition as a first step toward developing such recommendations.

Global Health Mini-University

This annual one-day learning forum is celebrating its 14th year! Mini-University 2015 will offer over 60 sessions in one of the eight technical tracks environmental health; family planning & reproductive health; health systems; HIV and AIDS; infectious disease; maternal, child, neonatal health; non-communicable disease & injury; and nutrition. SPRING will be participating in the nutrition track, so look for us there!