Protein Plus: Improving Infant Growth Through Diet and Enteric Health (JiVitA-6)

Primary Investigators

  • Amanda C Palmer
  • Md Iqbal Hossain

Study Period

September 2018 - April 2020

Study Description

Brief Summary:
This cluster-randomized controlled trial is designed to address linear growth faltering in 6-12-mo-old Bangladesh infants through a proof-of-concept package of interventions to a) increase intake of high quality protein and b) control enteric pathogens.

Study Arms

  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo & Control Placebo / Nutrition education
  • Experimental: Placebo & Protein Supplement Placebo / Protein-rich blended food / Nutrition education
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo & Isocaloric Supplement Placebo / Isocaloric blended food / Nutrition education
  • Experimental: Placebo & Egg Placebo / Egg / Nutrition education
  • Experimental: Azithromycin & Control Azithromycin / Nutrition education
  • Experimental: Azithromycin & Protein Supplement Azithromycin / Protein-rich blended food / Nutrition education
  • Experimental: Azithromycin & Isocaloric Supplement Azithromycin Isocaloric blended food Nutrition education
  • Experimental: Azithromycin and Egg Azithromycin Egg Nutrition education

Primary Outcomes

  • Length-for-age Z-score (LAZ) at 12 months of age [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Study Interventions

  • Fortified blended foods (FBF)
  • Other

Research Gaps

  • Effectiveness

    How well do different food compositions and interventions prevent or treat undernutrition, when implemented "on the ground"?

Study Population

3180