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Preventing Anemia

SPRING is supporting USAID’s efforts to reduce anemia at local, national, and global levels. Affecting approximately two billion people worldwide, anemia is an urgent public health problem caused by a complex interaction between malnutrition, infectious diseases, genetics, and other factors.

SPRING’s anemia prevention and control activities involve using data and the latest evidence to characterize and address the causes of anemia in different settings and populations. SPRING aims to build coordinated and sustained country ownership of anemia efforts, leading to a global reduction of anemia and a positive impact on health and economic well-being.


Talian Grain Millers' Production Manager holds up a scoop of fortified maize flour
April 2017
SPRING/Uganda and Feed the Future’s Commodity Production and Marketing (CPM) activity trained representatives from 22 large- and medium-scale maize millers in the country on good manufacturing practices (GMPs) and how to fortify their maize flour.Dur...
Screen Capture of the Sierra Leone Micronutrient Survey Cover
January 2016
The Government of Sierra Leone disseminated its nationally-representative, comprehensive micronutrient survey (2013 SLMS (PDF, 3.6 MB)) on December 3, 2015 with approximately 50 government, partner, and donor staff participating. The survey was condu...
SPRING, GHS training of District Health Staff on anemia curriculum in Tamale. Taken during a session on iron-, vitamin A- and vitamin C-rich food.
April 2017
Anemia remains a severe public health problem in Ghana, with 65.7% of children under five and 42.4% of women in reproductive age (WRA) suffering from anemia, according to the 2014 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey report (GDHS). The Northern Region...