JSI Research and Training Institute

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Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally – Mali

SPRING/Mali officially launched in December 2014 with the support of Helen Keller International (HKI). USAID/Mali tasked the project with improving the nutritional status of women and children, with a special emphasis on building resilience in the Mopti Region through the prevention and treatment of undernutrition while targeting the critical “1,000 days” of pregnancy and a child’s first two years.

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Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally – Bangladesh

Despite significant improvements in undernutrition in Bangladesh in recent years, stunting remains at the high rate of 36 percent. A wide range of efforts is underway by the Government of Bangladesh (GOB) and other stakeholders to improve nutrition outcomes in Bangladesh. Through its Feed the Future and Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths initiatives, the U.S. Government is at the forefront in support of the GOB’s efforts.

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Strengthening Partnerships, Results, Innovations, in Nutrition Globally – Nigeria

Efforts are underway to improve nutrition outcomes in Nigeria, including efforts by the Federal Ministry of Health and many Nigerian nongovernmental organizations. Although global trends show a gradual decline in stunting worldwide, Nigeria’s rate of stunting for children under five years old has only marginally declined, from 42 percent in 2003 to 37 percent in 2013 (Nigeria DHS).

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Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally – Ghana

In early 2014 the Mission is investing in the SPRING (Strengthening Partnerships, Results, and Innovations in Nutrition Globally) Project. SPRING will focus on averting wasting and stunting among 60,000 children through supporting work in the community-based management of acute malnutrition; infant and young child feeding; distribution of micronutrient powders to children under the age of five, promotion healthy behaviors related to water, sanitation, and hygiene, aflatoxin prevention and control, and anemia prevention and control.

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Maternal and Child Survival Program – Kenya

The Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) is a global flagship project that introduces and supports high-impact health interventions with a focus on 25 high-priority countries* with the ultimate goal of ending preventable child and maternal deaths within a generation. The Program is focused on ensuring that all women, newborns and children most in need have equitable access to quality health care services to save lives.