Kenya Sprinkles Distribution Project
GAIN supported the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Safe Water and AIDS Project, an HIV/AIDS support organization, to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of Sprinkles distribution in western Kenya as part of an existing integrated health promotion and income-generation program. Sprinkles are powder sachets of vitamins and minerals used for fortification of complementary foods prepared at home and promoted by vendors who sell health products to their neighbours. Prior to this project, Sprinkles had not been introduced in Kenya.
The goal of the project was to assess the feasibility and effectiveness of Sprinkles. It also measured the impact of Sprinkles sales and use on iron deficiency among children 6 months to 59 months.
Results of a scientific analysis indicated reduced anemia in children consuming Sprinkles.
The project began in April 2007 and was funded through November 2009.