|Funding Agency||Date Range|
|Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)||January 2018 –> June 2019|
Evaluation of dietary iron intake, anemia, and iron status among men, women and children in Ethiopia
Project Summary (Objective & activities)
The goal of the proposed study is to determine the dietary iron intake, anemia, and iron status among men, women, and children in Ethiopia. Toward these objectives, this study will provide the most comprehensive evaluation of anemia etiology in Ethiopia to date due to its detailed and valid assessment of usual dietary intake through the use of both 24-hour recall and a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) with 7-day recall, anemia and iron biomarkers, soil-transmitted helminth infections, malaria, and inflammatory biomarkers among a population representative sample of men, women, and children.
-To obtain regionally representative samples of urban and rural children and adult women and men in each region in the short Belg season (February-April) and in the major Meher season (May-September). This population-based survey will be conducted in 6 regions of Ethiopia: Afar; Amhara; Tigray; Oromia; Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR); and Addis Ababa.