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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.

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Mike Mazinga, a member of SPRING/Uganda staff, explains how SPRING played a role in encouraging production and consumption of fortified foods in Uganda.
November 2017
Nearly 100 people attended SPRING/Uganda’s close out and legacy event to celebrate the project’s five-year journey to achieve results in nutrition. Participants included representatives from the USAID/Uganda Mission, officials from different ministri...
Vitamin A Plus Campaign inauguration by the Upazila Health & Family Planning Officer in Barisal Division
October 2013
Although national vitamin A campaigns have resulted in over 80% coverage of vitamin A distribution throughout Bangladesh, pregnant and lactating women, infants, and young children still consume diets that are not sufficient in vitamin A, with serious...
Collage showing a MNP packet, a sign of Namutumba, a presentation of data, and a SPRING vehicle
February 2017
Micronutrient powder (MNP) distribution is a promising intervention for reducing anemia in young children, but successful implementation requires a better understanding of effective programming. In Uganda, the Ministry of Health is interested in prov...

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Photo of a woman feeding her child while sitting on a blanket.
Blog summaries | November 2017

These Micronutrients Have a Mighty Impact