Published Clinical Trials

This page includes publications from individual clinical trials testing food aid products, and reports and evaluations from programs using food aid products. These resources are tagged according to country, nutritional problem studied, intervention used, study type, year, and author. 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.

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Lieven Huybregts , Agnes Le Port, Elodie Becquey, Amanda Zongrone, Francisco M. Barba, Rahul Rawat, Jef L. Leroy, and Marie T. Ruel. "." PLoS Medicine 16 , no. 8 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Laura Adubra, Agnes Le Port, Yves Kameli, Sonia Fortin, Tanimoune Mahamadou, Marie T Ruel, Yves Martin-Prevel, and Mathilde Savy. "." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 110 , no. 6 (2019) : 1476–1490
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
McDonald CM, Ackatia-Armah RS, Doumbia S, Kupka R, Duggan CP, Brown KH. "." The Journal of Nutrition 149 , no. 6 (2019) : 1089–1096
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Isanaka S, Barnhart DA, McDonald CM, Ackatia-Armah RS, Kupka R, Doumbia S, Brown KH, Menzies NA. "." BMJ Global Health 4 , no. 2 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Eleanor Rogers, Karen Martínez, Jose Luis Alvarez Morán, Franck G. B. Alé, Pilar Charle, Saul Guerrero, Chloe Puett. "." Human Resources for Health 16 , no. 1 (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Other
Research Gaps
  • Cost
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Ackatia-Armah, R. S., McDonald, C., Doumbia, S., Brown, K. H.. "Effect of selected dietary regimens on recovery from moderate acute malnutrition in young Malian children ." The FASEB Journal 26 , no. 1 (2012)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Bechman, A., Phillips, R. D., Chen, J.. "The use of nutrient-optimizing/cost-minimizing software to develop ready-to-use therapeutic foods for malnourished pregnant women in Mali ." Food Science & Nutrition 3 , no. 2 (2015) : 110-119
Study Interventions
  • Plant-source protein
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Ackatia-Armah, R. S., McDonald, C. M., Doumbia, S., Erhardt, J. G., Hamer, D. H., Brown, K. H.. "Malian children with moderate acute malnutrition who are treated with lipid-based dietary supplements have greater weight gains and recovery rates than those treated with locally produced cereal-legume products: a community-based, cluster-randomized trial ." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 101 , no. 3 (2015) : 632-645
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition