The SPRING intervention package has been developed taking into account the cultural differences between India and Pakistan.
Both packages deliver a home based intervention from pregnancy till the infant is 2 years of age to ALL mothers in the intervention areas. They will encourage family participation and also involve a range of supporting activities.
The key elements of SPRING are to:
- Promote key newborn & child survival interventions
- Enhance care giving skills, using an adaptation of the WHO/UNICEF Care for Development Package
- Support optimal infant & young child feeding practices
- Use a supportive counselling approach to help mothers help and play with their children.