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

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.

Objectives

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
  • Cost-effectiveness

Financing

  • Project Peanut Butter Sierra Leone (an NGO)
  • University of Oslo

Start - finish

2016 - 2018

Published Jan. 3, 2017 1:00 PM - Last modified Feb. 9, 2017 10:45 AM

Participants

Detailed list of participants