Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
The aim of this study is to evaluate the potential of reducing young child undernutrition in low-income countries through an integrated program that trains women's groups in agriculture, nutrition, child care and hygiene.
An estimated 165 million children worldwide suffer from chronic undernutrition which leads to compromised physical and cognitive development and prevents them from reaching their full potential. Nutrition-sensitive agricultural interventions that aim to increase dietary diversity, empower women and include an educational behaviour change component focused on nutrition and hygiene are a promising and sustainable approach to addressing undernutrition. However, evidence on the impact of such interventions is still scarce due to a lack of rigorous long-term evaluations.
This study will test the hypothesis that integrated agriculture, nutrition and hygiene interventions can reduce undernutrition when children benefit in their crucial first 1000 days. The investigators will conduct an impact evaluation of Helen Keller International's Homestead Food Production program in Bangladesh that trains women's groups in vegetable and fruit gardening, poultry rearing, hygiene, child care and nutrition. Furthermore, the investigators will assess the program impact pathway to discern how any impact is achieved (through improved food production, income, food security, health service use, female empowerment, feeding and hygiene practices).
The study design is a cluster-randomized controlled field trial in two sub-districts of Habiganj District, Sylhet Division, Bangladesh, including 2700 young women in 96 settlements. After the baseline survey in 2015, settlements will be randomized into 48 intervention and 48 control settlements. Women in the intervention settlements will receive training and support in Homestead Food Production during the following four years. A surveillance system will collect data on pregnancies, births, child development, nutrition and infections as well as pathway indicators. In 2019, the investigators will conduct the endline survey to assess the nutritional status of the 2700 women and their then approximately 1500 children below 3 years of age and compare between intervention and control.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention
Homestead Food Production program
Enrolling by invitation
Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-07-23T12:23:22-0400
The purpose of this study is to assess if the Enhanced Homestead Food Production Plus (EHFP+) Program implemented by HKI in Mwanza, Tanzania, helps maintaining reduced anemia levels among ...
Cash transfer, aims to strengthen food security for vulnerable households by giving families enough purchasing power to consume an adequate and balanced diet, maintain a good standard of h...
The study will evaluate the impact of a supplementary food (cookies) in preventing the risk of developing moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in preschool mildly malnourished children. Chil...
Child malnutrition is intimately associated to poverty and may be due to sub-optimal feeding behaviours, food insecurity at household level, or a combination of both. Acute malnutrition is...
Malnutrition is the leading cause of death in children in developing countries, especially Pakistan. According to World Health Organization about 60% of all deaths, occurring among childre...
Hospital malnutrition is a worldwide dilemma and challenge. High levels of plate waste contribute to malnutrition-related complications in hospital. We investigated the association between the levels ...
To determine the prevalence of malnutrition in patients attending an adult cystic fibrosis (CF) program and to investigate the associations of malnutrition with the clinical characteristics of those p...
Effectiveness of the Malnutrition Quality Improvement Initiative on Practitioner Malnutrition Knowledge and Screening, Diagnosis, and Timeliness of Malnutrition-Related Care Provided to Older Adults Admitted to a Tertiary Care Facility: A Pilot Study.
Malnutrition is present in 30% to 50% of hospitalized patients aged 60 years or older. As few as 3.2% of patients identified as high risk have a malnutrition diagnosis documented by medical providers....
Malnutrition is associated with many adverse clinical outcomes. The present study aimed to identify the prevalence of malnutrition in hospitalized patients in Korea, evaluate the association between m...
The term malnutrition includes malnutrition due to excess or obesity, underweight as well as stunted growth. Its prevalence in a population can be estimated using anthropometric variables. The aim of ...
Acute form of MALNUTRITION which usually affects children, characterized by a very low weight for height (below -3z scores of the median World Health Organization standards), visible severe wasting, or occurrence of nutritional EDEMA. It can be a direct or indirect cause of fatality in children suffering from DIARRHEA and PNEUMONIA. Do not confuse with starvation, a condition in which the body is not getting enough food, usually for extended periods of time.
The production and movement of food items from point of origin to use or consumption.
Food that is grown or manufactured in accordance with nationally regulated production standards that include restrictions on the use of pesticides, non-organic fertilizers, genetic engineering, growth hormones, irradiation, antibiotics, and non-organic ingredients.
Hospital department that manages and supervises the dietary program in accordance with the patients' requirements.
The presence of parasites in food and food products. For the presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in food, FOOD MICROBIOLOGY is available.
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...
Women's Health - key topics include breast cancer, pregnancy, menopause, stroke Follow and track Women's Health News on BioPortfolio: Women's Health News RSS Women'...
Alternative Medicine Cleft Palate Complementary & Alternative Medicine Congenital Diseases Dentistry Ear Nose & Throat Food Safety Geriatrics Healthcare Hearing Medical Devices MRSA Muscular Dyst...