Treatment of moderate malnutrition among children living in rural Sierra Leone
Malnutrition of all forms remains a serious condition among small children in Africa. This condition increases the risk of mortality and co-morbidities.
Weight for Children, Puhejun, Sierra Leone. Photo: Per Ole Iversen
About the project
In this randomized trial we will test various forms of nutritional supplements that can easily be distributed to dyads of mothers and children living in remote areas of Sierra Leone.
The main objective is to compare the recovery (defined as change in middle arm circumference) rates from moderate malnutrition among the various nutritional supplementations.
We will also examine:
- Other anthropometric measures
- Project Peanut Butter Sierra Leone (an NGO)
- University of Oslo
Start - finish
2016 - 2018