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Micronutrient Interventions

SPRING has been working to synthesize the evidence around implementation, and to conduct our own implementation research to improve micronutrient powder (MNP) delivery. We are studying the various channels that can be used to distribute MNP in health facilities and the community, and supporting industrial fortification efforts in Uganda. SPRING also hosts a variety of resources on micronutrients and child blindness from USAID’s flagship A2Z project that ended in 2011.


Jennifer Akello (R), a SPRING/Uganda staff, explains to Members of Parliament about SPRING/Uganda’s work in the prevention and control of anemia and stunting through policy influence, food fortification and distribution of vitamin and mineral powders. This was during the inaugural Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Nutrition.
July 2017
The Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Nutrition, the first of its kind, was launched on June 20, 2017 with the support of SPRING/Uganda and other USAID-funded partners. USAID implementing partners SPRING, FANTA, Advocacy for Better Health, and Communicat...
Namutumba MNP launch participants
March 2016
Uganda, like many other developing countries, suffers from a significant burden of iron, vitamin A, and zinc deficiencies. Additionally, iron deficiency anaemia affects almost 50 percent of children between 6 – 23 months of age and 30 percent of wome...
Receiving a certificate for competent testing of fortified foods
December 2016
In Uganda, before fortified foods are approved to enter the market, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) tests them for quality. As more manufacturers get interested in food fortification, the number of fortified samples to test also increa...

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