Benefits of a Household WASH Package to Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Program, Chad (OUADINUT)
- Mathias Altmann
Study PeriodApril 2015 - May 2016
The objective of the research is to assess the effectiveness of adding a Household WASH component to the standard outpatient treatment of severe acute malnutrition.
Study design: cluster-randomized controlled trial comparing two interventions:
- Control group: outpatient management of children diagnosed for severe acute malnutrition only
- Intervention group: outpatient management of children diagnosed for severe acute malnutrition + "household WASH package"
2000 children, aged between 6 and 59 months, admitted to 20 OTP (Outpatient Therapeutic Program) centers for SAM will be included into the study and followed for 8 months (2 months of treatment, and 6 months after successful discharge).
- Experimental: Intervention group: Outpatient management of children diagnosed with SAM + "household WASH package" (soap and aquatab for 3 months, 20 liters Jerry can, a cup, a plastic kettle for hand washing and the instructions leaflet)
- Active Comparator: Control group: Outpatient management of children diagnosed with SAM
- Difference in the proportion of post-recovery relapse cases
- Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
- Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
How well do different food compositions and interventions prevent or treat undernutrition, when implemented "on the ground"?
What novel food-based products and programming methods effectively prevent and treat undernutrition?