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Sprinkles Global Health Initiative
History
Major Accomplishments of Sprinkles Global Health Initiative
1996
Dr. Stanley Zlotkin begins conceptual development of Sprinkles in response to a global initiative to control childhood anemia.
1997
Product development of Sprinkles at The Hospital for Sick Children, Research Institute.
1998
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.
2001
First large-scale implementation of Sprinkles program in Mongolia in partnership with World Vision Canada/Mongolia.
2001
Dr. Stanley Zlotkin awarded H.J. Heinz Humanitarian Award for international research and advocacy.
2002
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.
2004
Conceptual development of Sprinkles to control anemia in pregnant and lactating women.
2005
Adoption of Sprinkles as government nutrition policy for the control of anemia in Bolivia, Guyana, Haiti and Pakistan.
2005
Large-scale distribution of Sprinkles for Tsunami Relief in partnership with Helen Keller International (Indonesia) and The H.J. Heinz Company Foundation.
2005
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.
2006
Dr. Stanley Zlotkin receives the order of Canada and the CIHR KT Award.
2006
Sprinkles Outreach Sponsorship (SOS) program succesfully implemented.
2006
UNICEF issues a tender for 'Multiple Micronutrient Powder'. Our facility in India is awarded a manufacturing contract.
2007
SGHI and WFP co-host the Toronto Quality Criteria Meeting.
2008
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.
2011
WHO guidelines on use of multiple micronutrient powders are released.
2011
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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