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.

Do you know of a recently published study or trial that isn’t included here? Email us at REFINEnutrition@gmail.com!


Displaying 1 - 15 of 15 Results
Imtiaz Hussain, Atif Habib, Shabina Ariff, Gul Nawaz Khan, Arjumand Rizvi, Suhail Channar, Abid Hussain, Shahid Fazal, Deepak Kumar, Jose Luis Alvarez, Saul Guerrero, Angeline Grant, Sajid Bashir Soofi. "." European Journal of Nutrition (2021) : 1-8
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Nancy F. Krebs, Michael Hambidge, Jamie L. Westcott, Ana L. Garcés, Lester Figueroa, Antoinette K. Tsefu, Adrien L. Lokangaka. "." The Journal of Pediatrics (2020)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Gul Nawaz Khan1, MA, MPH ; 2, MPH ; 1, MBBS, FCPS ; 1, MBBS, PhD ; 3, MBBS ; 3, MBBS ; 1, MA ; 4, MA ; 2, BSc ; Alba Cecilia G, Sumra Kureishy, Shabina Ariff, Muhammad Atif Habib, Asra Abeer Usmani, Areeba Mubarik, Masawar Hussain, Naveed Akbar, Pablo Rodriguez de Castro, Alba Cecilia Garzon, Saskia de Pee, Sajid Bashir Soofi. "." JMIR Research Protocols 9 , no. 8 (2020) : p.e19001
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Cash transfer
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Gul Nawaz Khan, Sumra Kureishy, Shabina Ariff, Arjumand Rizvi, Muhammad Sajid, Cecilia Garzon, Ali Ahmad Khan, Saskia de Pee, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta. "." PloS one 15 , no. 8 (2020) : p.e0237210
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Shehla Zaidi , Jai K. Das, Gul Nawaz Khan, Rabia Najmi, Mashal Murad Shah, Sajid B. Soofi. "." BMC Public Health 20 , no. 1 (2020) : 1046
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Soofi S, Nawaz G, Garzon C.. "." Curren Developments in Nutrition Supp 1 , no. 3 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Nawaz G, Ariff S, Habib A, Kureishy S, Garzon C, Ihtesham Y, Khan AA, Sajid M, Ahmed I, Soofi S. "." Current Developments in Nutrition 3 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Javeria Saleem, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Z Zakar, Mulugeta Belay, Marion Rowe, Peter M Timms, Robert Scragg, Adrian R Martineau. "." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 107 , no. 5 (2018) : 725-733
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Shabina Ariff, Nancy F. Krebs, Sajid Soofi, Jamie Westcott, Zaid Bhatti, Farhana Tabassum, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta. "." The Journal of Nutrition 141 , no. 1 (2014) : 20-26
Study Interventions
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Weber, J. M., Ryan, K. N., Tandon, R., Mathur, M., Girma, T., Steiner-Asiedu, M., Saalia, F., Zaidi, S., Soofi, S., Okos, M., Vosti, S. A.. "Acceptability of locally produced ready-to-use therapeutic foods in Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan and India ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. 2 (2017) : e12250
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Cost
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Fatima, S., Malkova, D., Wright, C., Gerasimidis, K.. "Impact of therapeutic food compared to oral nutritional supplements on nutritional outcomes in mildly underweight healthy children in a low-medium income society ." Clinical Nutrition (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Fenn, B.. "A cluster RCT to measure the effectiveness and of cash-based interventions on nutrition status, Sindh Province, Pakistan ." ENN Field Exchange 42 (2017) : 61
Study Interventions
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Bailey, J., Chase, R., Kerac, M., Briend, A., Manary, M., Opondo, C., Gallagher, M., Kim, A.. "Combined protocol for SAM/MAM treatment: The ComPAS study ." ENN Online Field Exchange No. 53 (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Yousafzai, A. K., Obradović, J., Rashee, M. A., Rizvi, A., Portilla, X. A., Tirado-Strayer, N., Siyal, S., Memon, U.. "Effects of responsive stimulation and nutrition interventions on children's development and growth at age 4 years in a disadvantaged population in Pakistan: A longitudinal follow-up of a cluster-randomised factorial effectiveness trial       ." The Lancet Global Health 4 , no. 8 (2016) : e548-e558
Study Interventions
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Fenn, B., Sangrasi, G. M., Puett, C., Trenouth, L., Pietzsch, S.. "The REFANI Pakistan study-a cluster randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of cash-based transfer programmes on child nutrition status: study protocol ." BMC Public Health 15 , no. 1 (2015) : 1044
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Cash transfer
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight