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 - 11 of 11 Results
Alemayehu Argaw, Mekitie Wondafrash, Kimberley P Bouckaert, Patrick Kolsteren, Carl Lachat, Tefera Belachew, Bruno De Meulenaer, Lieven Huybregts. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 107 , no. 3 (2018) : 454-464
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Elazar Tadesse , Yemane Berhane, Anders Hjern, Pia Olsson, Eva-Charlotte Ekström. "." Health Policy and Planning 30 , no. 10 (2015) : 1334-1341
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Zeweter Abebe , Gulelat Desse Haki, Kaleab Baye. "." Maternal and Child Nutrition 14 , no. 1 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Other
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Efficacy
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
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
Segrè, J., Winnard, K., Abrha, T. H., Abebe, Y., Shilane, D., Lapping, K.. "Willingness to pay for lipid‐based nutrient supplements for young children in four urban sites of Ethiopia ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 11 , no. Suppl 4 (2013) : 16-30
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Karakochuk, C., van den Briel, T., Stephens, D., Zlotkin, S.. "Treatment of moderate acute malnutrition with ready-to-use supplementary food results in higher overall recovery rates compared with a corn-soya blend in children in southern Ethiopia: an operations research trial ." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 96 , no. 4 (2012) : 911-6
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Shanka, N. A., Lemma, S., Abyu, D. M.. "Recovery rate and determinants in treatment of children with severe acute malnutrition using outpatient therapeutic feeding program in Kamba District, South West Ethiopia     ." Journal of Nutritional Disorders & Therapy 5 , no. 2 (2015)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Efficacy
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Zebdewos, A., Singh, P., Birhanu, G., Whiting, S. J., Henry, C. J., Kebebu, A.. "Formulation of complementary food using amaranth, chickpea and maize improves iron, calcium and zinc content ." African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 15 , no. 4 (2015) : 10290-10304
Study Interventions
  • Plant-source protein
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Composition
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Karakochuk, C. D., van den Briel, T., Stephens, D., Zlotkin, S.. "Food sharing practices in households receiving supplemental foods for the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition in Ethiopian children ." Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition 10 , no. 3 (2015) : 343-355
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Tadesse, E., Ekström, E., Berhane, Y.. "Challenges in implementing the integrated community-based outpatient therapeutic program for severely malnourished children in rural Southern Ethiopia ." Nutrients 8 , no. 5 (2016) : 251
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Use
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Belachew, T., Nekatibeb, H.. "Assessment of outpatient therapeutic programme for severe acute malnutrition in three regions of Ethiopia ." East African Medical Journal 84 , no. 12 (2007) : 577-588
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition