A COMMUNITY-BASED CLUSTER RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL IN RURAL BANGLADESH TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF THE USE OF IRON/FOLIC ACID SUPPLEMENTS EARLY IN PREGNANCY ON THE RISK OF NEONATAL MORTALITY
Grant number: 1026864 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015
This community-based trial in rural Bangladesh will determine if iron/folic acid supplementation commencing in the first trimester of pregnancy significantly reduces newborn deaths, and whether this approach is cost-effective. This trial has the potential to inform international public health policy about the importance of starting antenatal iron/folic acid supplementation early to improve neonatal survival, and to help countries reach their child survival Millennium Development Goal
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