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!


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Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Rebecca R Young, Anna Lartey, Harriet Okronipa, Per Ashorn, Ulla Ashorn, Brietta M Oaks, Kathryn G Dewey. "." Journal of Nutrition (2019) : nxz243
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Rosalie H. Bartels, Emmanuel Chimwezi, Victoria Watson, Leilei Pei, Isabel Potani, Benjamin Allubha, Kate Chidzalo, Duolao Wang, Queen Dube, Macpherson Mallewa, Angela Allen, Robert H. J. Bandsma, Wieger P. Voskuijl and Stephen J. Allen . "." Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing 9 , no. 1 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
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
Elizabeth T Rogawski McQuade, James A Platts-Mills, Jean Gratz, Jixian Zhang, Lawrence H Moulton, Kuda Mutasa, Florence D Majo, Naume Tavengwa, Robert Ntozini, Andrew J Prendergast, Jean H Humphrey, and Jie Liu, Eric R Houpt. "." Journal of Infectious Diseases (2019) : jiz179
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Ayse Ercumen ,Jade Benjamin-Chung ,Benjamin F. Arnold,Audrie Lin,Alan E. Hubbard, Christine Stewart, Zahidur Rahman, Sarker Masud Parvez, Leanne Unicomb, Mahbubur Rahman, Rashidul Haque, John M. Colford Jr., and Stephen P. Luby. "." PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 13 , no. 5 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
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
Minyanga Nkhoma, Per Ashorn, Ulla Ashorn, Kathryn G. Dewey, Austrida Gondwe, and Kenneth Maleta . "." PLoS One 14 , no. 5 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
R. B. Kajjura, F. J. Veldman, S. M. Kassier. "." Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 32 , no. 3 (2019) : 295–302
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Sarah J Zyba, Rita Wegmüller, Leslie R Woodhouse, Kabiru Ceesay, Andrew M Prentice, Kenneth H Brown, and K Ryan Wessells. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 110 , no. 6 (2019) : 1465–1475
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Elodie Becquey, Lieven Huybregts, Amanda Zongrone, Agnes Le Port, Jef L. Leroy, Rahul Rawat, Mariama Touré, Marie T. Ruel. "." PLOS Medicine 16 , no. 8 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Emanuela Galasso, Ann M Weber, Christine P Stewart, Lisy Ratsifandrihamanana, Lia C H Fernald. "." Lancet Global Health 7 , no. 9 (2019) : 1257-1268
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
  • Behavior change communication (BCC)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Peter Akomo, Paluku Bahwere, Hitoshi Murakami, Chrissy Banda, Elizabeth Maganga, Sylvester Kathumba, Kate Sadler, Steve Collins . "." BMC Public Health 19 , no. 1 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
M Isabel Ordiz, Richard D Semba, Ruin Moaddel, Ulrike Rolle-Kampczyk, Martin von Bergen, Gunda Herberth, Mohammed Khadeer, Stefan Röder, Mark J Manary. "." Current Developments in Nutrition 3 , no. 10 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Plant-source protein
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Cornelius M Smuts, Tonderayi M Matsungo, Linda Malan, Herculina S Kruger, Marinel Rothman, Jane D Kvalsvig, Namukolo Covic, Karen Joosten, Saskia J M Osendarp, Maaike J Bruins, Leon G J Frenken, Carl J Lombard, Mieke Faber. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 109 , no. 1 (2019) : 55-68
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Julie M Long, Prasenjit Mondal, Jamie E Westcott, Leland V Miller, M Munirul Islam, Mondar Ahmed, Mustafa Mahfuz, Tahmeed Ahmed, Nancy F Krebs.. "." Journal of Nutrition 149 , no. 1 (2019) : 98–105
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Environmental enteric dysfunction (EED)
  • Micronutrient powders (MNP)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Md. Iqbal Hossain, Sayeeda Huq, M. Munirul Islam, Tahmeed Ahmed.. "." European Journal of Nutrition (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition
Gladstone MJ, Chandna J, Kandawasvika G, Ntozini R, Majo FD, Tavengwa NV, Mbuya MNN, Mangwadu GT, Chigumira A, Chasokela CM, Moulton LH, Stoltzfus RJ, Humphrey JH, Prendergast AJ; SHINE Trial Team.. "." PLoS Medicine 16 , no. 3 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Humphrey JH, Mbuya MNN, Ntozini R, Moulton LH, Stoltzfus RJ, Tavengwa NV, Mutasa K, Majo F, Mutasa B, Mangwadu G, Chasokela CM, Chigumira A, Chasekwa B, Smith LE, Tielsch JM, Jones AD, Manges AR, Maluccio JA, Prendergast AJ; SHINE Team. "." Lancet Global Health 7 , no. 1 (2019) : e132-e147
Study Interventions
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH)
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Composition
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Delimont NM, Vahl CI, Kayanda R, Msuya W, Mulford M, Alberghine P, Praygod G, Mngara J, Alavi S, Lindshield BL. "." Current Developments in Nutrition 3 , no. 6 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Shen Y, Griswold S, Langlois B, Suri D, Vosti S, Webb P, Rogers B.. "." Current Developments in Nutrition 3 , no. Supp 1 (2019) : P10-142-19
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Cost
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Shen Y, Griswold S, Langlois B, Suri D, Vosti S, Webb P, Rogers B.. "." Current Developments in Nutrition 3 , no. Supp 1 (2019) : P10-140-19
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Harriet Okronipa, Mary Arimond, Charles D Arnold, Rebecca R Young, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Solace M Tamakloe, Maku E Ocansey, Sika M Kumordzie, Brietta M Oaks, Julie A Mennella, and Kathryn G Dewey.. "." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 109 , no. 4 (2019) : 1224–1232
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Sika M Kumordzie, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Mary Arimond, Rebecca R Young, Theodosia Adom, Rose Boatin, Maku E Ocansey, Harriet Okronipa, Elizabeth L Prado, Brietta M Oaks, and Kathryn G Dewey.. "." The Journal of Nutrition 149 , no. 5 (2019) : 847–855
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
Maku E Ocansey, Seth Adu-Afarwuah, Sika M Kumordzie, Harriet Okronipa, Rebecca R Young, Solace M Tamakloe, Brietta M Oaks, Kathryn G Dewey, and Elizabeth L Prado. "." The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 109 , no. 2 (2019) : 322–334
Study Interventions
  • Standard Lipid-Based Nutrient Supplements (LNS)
Research Gaps
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition
  • Prevention of Stunting, Wasting, and Underweight
Bindi Borg, Seema Mihrshahi, Mark Griffin, Daream Sok, Chamnan Chhoun, Arnaud Laillou, Frank T. Wieringa. "." Maternal & Child Nutrition 15 , no. 3 (2019)
Study Interventions
  • Standard Fortified Food Blends
  • Locally produced
Research Gaps
  • Acceptability
  • Effectiveness
  • Innovation
Nutritional Problems being Studied
  • Treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition