Ongoing Trials

This page contains ongoing trials listed on one of five clinical trial registries searched by REFINE. These resources are tagged and searchable according to nutritional problem, study interventions, country, study type, and research gaps. If relevant to more than one category, the document appears in both categories. New resources are added regularly according to search criteria and standards developed by REFINE.


This operational research study with mix-methods design aims to evaluate the stunting prevention programme and process evaluations for stronger evidence base on the effectiveness of proposed interventions on prevention of stunting and developing viable programmes on nutrition under "real" operational conditions.

Malnutrition among women of reproductive age is a significant public health problem in Bangladesh, with major implications for a woman's own health and that of her newborn child. The principal drivers for maternal malnutrition in Bangladesh are poor-quality diets, care seeking practices and access to health care. An ideal contact point for pregnant women are antenatal care visits (ANC). However, the provision of maternal nutrition services through government systems is inadequate with just 29% of pregnant women attending all 4 ANC visits and 18% of women consuming at least 100 IFA tablets.

Haydom Global Health Research Center in north central Tanzania represents an important rural setting for performing high-quality medical research in sub-Saharan Africa. The region around Haydom is agricultural (predominantly maize-based), is resource-poor and has a high degree of stunting among local infants-with 70% stunting by 18 months in the MAL-ED study and 50% in the ELICIT study (for Early Life Interventions for Childhood Growth and Development In Tanzania).

Pregnancy remains a challenging period in the life of many women in low- and middle-income countries. Maternal mortality remains high and many newborns suffer from premature delivery and /or gestational growth retardation both in length and in weight accumulation.

The study will be conducted in urban neighbourhoods in South Delhi. Prior to selection of the population, a survey was conducted to ascertain stunting and wasting rates in undertwos.

In this study, married women aged 18 to 30 years, with no or one child, living with her husband, who consent for participation, will be enrolled and followed up till they become pregnant or have completed 18 months of follow up. Once a woman is confirmed to be pregnant, she will be consented again for her and her infant’s participation in the trial.