Benefits And Safety Of Iron Supplementation With Malaria Chemoprevention To Children In Malawi (Irma) - A Randomised Controlled Trial

Grant number: 1141185 | Funding period: 2018 - 2022

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Abstract

Anaemia and malaria frequently coexist in low income settings e.g. sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Iron interventions aim to reduce anaemia but exacerbate malaria. We aim to test whether iron is made safe by coadministering malaria prevention, and whether these interventions improve child health outcomes especially cognitive development, while ensuring malaria resistance does not emerge.