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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Displaying 1 - 13 of 13 Results
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
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
Sibson VL, Grijalva-Eternod CS, Noura G, Lewis J, Kladstrup K, Haghparast-Bidgoli H, Skordis-Worrall, Colbourn T, Morrison J, Seal AJ. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition 14 , no. 4 (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Jessica Bliss, Kate Golden, Leila Bourahla, Rebecca Stoltzfus, David Pelletier. "." Journal of Global Health 8 , no. 1 (2018)
Study Interventions
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Grellety, E., Babakazo, P., Bangana, A., Mwamba, G., Lezama, I., Zagre, N. M., Ategbo, E-A.. " Effects of unconditional cash transfers on the outcome of treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM): a cluster-randomised trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo   ." BMC Medicine 15 , no. 87 (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Houngbe, F., Tonguet-Papucci, A., Altare, C., Ait-Aissa, M., Huneau, J-F., Huybregts, L., Kolsteren, P.. "Unconditional cash transfers do not prevent children's undernutrition in the Moderate Acute Malnutrition Out (MAM'Out) cluster-randomized controlled trial in rural Burkina Faso ." The American Society for Nutrition (2017)
Study Interventions
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
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
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
Tonguet-Papucci, A., Huybregts, L., Aissa, M. A.. "The MAM'Out project: a randomized controlled trial to assess multiannual and seasonal cash transfers for the prevention of acute malnutrition in children ." BMC Public Health (2015)
Study Interventions
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Kerac, M., Seal, A.. "Preventing acute malnutrition in young children: Improving the evidence for current and future practice ." PLoS Medicine 11 , no. 9 (2014) : e1001715
Study Interventions
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Prudhon, C., Langendorf, C., Roederer, T., Doyon, S., Mamaty, A., Woi-Messe, L., Manzo, M. L., de Pee, S., Grais, R. F.. "Effect of ready-to-use foods for preventing child undernutrition in Niger: analysis of a prospective intervention study over 15 months of follow-up ." Maternal & Child Nutrition 13 , no. 1 (2016)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Langendorf, C., Roederer, T., de Pee, S., Brown, D., Doyon, S., Mamaty, A., Touré, L. W., Manzo, M. L., Grais, R. F.. "Preventing acute malnutrition among young children in crises: A prospective intervention study in Niger ." PLOS Medicine (2012)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
  • Other
  • Cash transfer
  • Animal-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Ramírez-Luzuriaga, M. J., Unar-Munguía, M., Rodríguez-Ramírez, S., Rivera, J. A., González de Cosío, T.. "A food transfer program without a formal education component modifies complementary feeding practices in poor rural Mexican communities ." The Journal of Nutrition 146 , no. 1 (2016) : 107-13
Study Interventions
  • Animal-source protein
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
  • Cash transfer
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight