Can fortified home-made food make a difference in community management of moderate acute malnutrition? A randomized control trial in Bangladesh

01 October 2020 → 30 September 2025
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Health promotion and policy
Moderate Acute Malnutrition fortified homemade food, nutrition counselling community management randomized control trial
Project description

Acute malnutrition is a serious public health problem which impacts on mortality in young children. Among <5 years Bangladeshi children, 14% are acutely malnourished, of which 11% (1.6-1.8 million) are moderately acute malnourished (MAM). The aim of this community trial is to test the effectiveness, the feasibility and scalability of homemade recipe fortified with 15 micronutrients in the management of MAM cases.