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Sprinkles Global Health Initiative
Major Accomplishments of Sprinkles Global Health Initiative
Dr. Stanley Zlotkin begins conceptual development of Sprinkles in response to a global initiative to control childhood anemia.
Product development of Sprinkles at The Hospital for Sick Children, Research Institute.
Research partnership with The Kintampo Health Research Centre, The Ministry of Health, Ghana, supported by USAID.
1999 - 2000
Research demonstrates the efficacy of Sprinkles in anemic Ghanaian children.
2001 - present
Partnership and support from the H.J. Heinz Company and Foundation to facilitate global Sprinkles activities.
First large-scale implementation of Sprinkles program in Mongolia in partnership with World Vision Canada/Mongolia.
Dr. Stanley Zlotkin awarded H.J. Heinz Humanitarian Award for international research and advocacy.
Research demonstrates the bioavailability of iron and zinc in Sprinkles.
2001 - 2004
Research demonstrates the efficacy of Sprinkles in other countries including Canada, Bolivia, China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India.
2002 - 2004
Evaluation of consumer acceptability of Sprinkles in Canada, China, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
2003 - 2005
Advocacy activities aimed at influencing global policy to control childhood anemia at the World Bank (Washington DC), UNICEF (New York), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA, Ottawa), United States Agency for International Development (USAID, Washington DC), the Micronutrient Initiative (MI, Ottawa), the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN, Geneva) and Ministries of Health in partnering countries (Bangladesh, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, India, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, etc).
2004 - 2005
Partnership development with NGOs including Population Services International (PSI), Social Marketing Company (SMC), Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), and Greenstar - Pakistan to support the social marketing of Sprinkles in Haiti, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
Conceptual development of Sprinkles to control anemia in pregnant and lactating women.
Adoption of Sprinkles as government nutrition policy for the control of anemia in Bolivia, Guyana, Haiti and Pakistan.
Large-scale distribution of Sprinkles for Tsunami Relief in partnership with Helen Keller International (Indonesia) and The H.J. Heinz Company Foundation.
Economic analysis showing Sprinkles as a cost-effective public health intervention.
2005 - 2006
UNICEF/WHO/WFP recommend use of Vitamin & Mineral supplements during emergency relief operations.
Dr. Stanley Zlotkin receives the order of Canada and the CIHR KT Award.
Sprinkles Outreach Sponsorship (SOS) program succesfully implemented.
UNICEF issues a tender for 'Multiple Micronutrient Powder'. Our facility in India is awarded a manufacturing contract.
SGHI and WFP co-host the Toronto Quality Criteria Meeting.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards a grant to investigate the impact of iron fortification (through the use of micronutrient powders) on malaria incidence in Ghanaian children.
2009 - 2011
Three workshops are hosted by UNICEF and US CDC on scaling up the use of micronutrient powders in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and sub-Saharan Africa.
WHO guidelines on use of multiple micronutrient powders are released.
The Hospital for Sick Children is awarded a grant Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development for their innovative approach to supply micronutrients to pregnant women.

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