Women First: preconception maternal nutrition

Primary Investigator

  • Nancy Krebs

Study Period

August 2013 - October 2019

Study Description

Multi-country three-arm, individually randomized, non-masked, controlled trial to ascertain the benefits of ensuring optimal maternal nutrition before conception and providing an evidence base for programmatic priority directed to minimizing the risk of malnutrition in all females of reproductive age.

Study Arms

  • Experimental: Arm 1: Preconception
  • Experimental: Arm 2: Pregnancy
  • No Intervention: Arm 3: Control

Primary Outcomes

  • Neonatal linear growth

Study Interventions

  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)

Research Gaps

  • Effectiveness

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

Study Population