Effectiveness of Dietary Interventions during Pregnancy in Malawi

In Malawi, FANTA partners University of California, Davis, and the University of Tampere are conducting a randomized, controlled clinical trial to investigate the extent to which adverse birth outcomes, such as preterm births and infants with low birth weight (both of which are associated with linear growth faltering in early childhood and beyond), can be reduced through dietary intervention during pregnancy. The study’s results will provide information on whether a lipid-based nutrient supplement or multiple micronutrient supplementation—in comparison to the standard iron/folic acid supplementation—during pregnancy can reduce the effect of maternal infections during pregnancy on preterm births and infants with low birth weight.

Collaborating Organizations: University of Malawi College of Medicine, University of College London, University of Melbourne, University of North Carolina

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