Bangladesh Sprinkles Project

A PPP to provide poor, Bangladeshi households an affordable and effective solution to ensure their children aged 6 to 24 months have the required nutrients.

Optimal Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices

A public-private-partnership between GAIN, Renata Limited and BRAC aims to significantly improve nutritional status and reduce iron deficiency anemia among infants and children in Bangladesh. GAIN supports Renanta Limited, a producer of human and animal health products in Bangladesh, to expand the company's capacity to manufacture multinutrient powders (MNPs) called Pushtikona targeted at infants aged 6 to 24 months. Pushtikona are high quality and affordable sachets of vitamin and mineral powder to be added to complementary foods. GAIN's other project partner, the Bangladesh based non-governmental organization BRAC, is helping market and distribute the product throughout the country via its large community-based network of health workers. The project aims to sustainably provide an affordable and effective means for poor households to ensure their children aged 6 to 24 months have the required nutrients for this vulnerable period of development. It also reinforces optimal infant feeding practices and the consumption of local foods. In its first three years, the project aims to reach close to 7 million infants 6 to 24 months old.


  • Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    Staff size: 51-100

    Today at least one in three people on the planet are consuming nutritionally poor diets. Poor diet is a driver of malnutrition in all its forms: from undernutrition and...

  • Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)

    Implementing NGO
    India | Staff size: 10,000+

    BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives.
    We were founded in Bangladesh in 1972, and over the...

  • Renata Ltd.

    Goods Supplier
    India | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Renata Limited (formerly Pfizer Laboratories Bangladesh Limited), is a leading pharmaceutical manufacturers in Bangladesh. Renata is engaged in the manufacture and marketing of human...

  • Sprinkles Global Health Initiative

    Advocacy NGO
    Canada | Staff size: 26-50

    Sprinkles Global Health Initiative (SGHI) is primarily a research organization. As the inventor of Sprinkles and the concept of ‘home-fortification’, and having performed research in...

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Key Information

LocationSouth Asia, Bangladesh
  • Start Date 2010
  • End Date 2014
  • Sectors