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Research in Cambodia

Intervention against anaemia and micronutrient deficiencies through fortification and education (Cambodia, 2008–)

Dr Susan Jack

Susan Jack with children and their mothers in Cambodia
Dr Susan Jack with some of the study children and their mothers in a Cambodian village.

The study is a cluster-randomised community-based study comparing the effects of providing both nutrition education and a daily micronutrient-fortified “Sprinkle” (containing an approximate RDA for zinc, iron and vitamin A and other micronutrients) to nutrition education alone ("active control").

Infants in the intervention group receive multi-micronutrients daily from aged 6 until 11 months. Infants will be followed until 18 months of age to determine the extent to which the additional micronutrients produce lasting benefits over this critical age range.

Each of the two arms enrols 600 infants.

The study will also test the operational feasibility of delivering micronutrient "Sprinkles" with nutrition education through existing government health services in one health district.

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