WASH benefits Bangladesh
- Stephen Luby
Study PeriodMay 2012 - December 2017
The purpose of this study is to measure the independent and combined effects of interventions that improve water quality, sanitation, hand washing, and nutrition on child growth and development in the first years of life.
- Active Comparator: Water quality
- Active Comparator: Sanitation
- Active Comparator: Hand washing
- Active Comparator: Combined WASH
- Active Comparator: Nutrition
- Active Comparator: Nutrition + Combined WASH
- No Intervention: Non-intervention
- Length-for-Age Z-scores: Child's recumbent length, standardized to Z-scores using the WHO 2006 growth standards, measured 24 months after intervention. Measurement techniques follow the FANTA 2003 protocol
- Diarrhea Prevalence: Diarrhea is defined as 3+ loose or watery stools in 24 hours or 1+ stools with blood in 24 hours. Diarrhea will be measured in interviews using caregiver-reported symptoms with 2-day and 7-day recall,.
- Lipid-based nutrient supplements (LNS)
- Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
What novel food-based products and programming methods effectively prevent and treat undernutrition?