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Infant, Low Birth Weight
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The purpose

Low birth weight (LBW) infants are particularly vulnerable to frequent infections and consequent morbidity resulting in sub-optimal breastfeeding, limited ingestion of complementary foods and ultimately micronutrient deficiencies that result in post-natal linear growth faltering. The objective of this study is to facilitate improved feeding practices through the early reduction of infections using the innovative tools of water-based hand sanitizer (beginning at birth) and an improved micronutrient powder (I-MNP) (beginning at 6 months of age). A community-based cluster randomized controlled trial will be carried out in Bangladesh using a 2x2 factorial design. LBW infants (n=480) will be recruited at birth and allocated to either HS or No HS from 0 to 6 months. From 6 to 12 months, half of the children in each group will be randomized to receive I-MNP. All groups will receive nutrition and hygiene education from birth to 12 months. Recumbent length is the primary outcome; morbidity, dietary intake and hemoglobin will be assessed as secondary outcomes. By working with BRAC, the largest implementation agency in Bangladesh, there is the opportunity to translate the results directly and quickly into child health programs in Bangladesh.

Provided treatments

  • Other: Hand Sanitizer
  • : Improved Micronutrient Powder
  • Other: No hand sanitizer
  • : No Micronutrient Powder

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01455636. The sponsor of the trial is The Hospital for Sick Children and it is looking for 467 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Preventing Linear Growth Faltering and Reversal of Stunting Among Low Birth Weight Infants in Bangladesh: a Community-based Cluster Randomized Control Trial