|Funding Agency||Date Range|
|Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Child Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)||January 2018 –> 2021|
Project Summary (Objective & activities)
This project aims to determine the incremental impact of a combined package of antenatal maternal infection and nutrition interventions on fetal growth and birth size, above that of a nutrition intervention package alone. If substantial gains in birth size are demonstrated, this trial will provide the evidence for the scale-up of combined ANC packages that include both maternal nutrition and infection management, in Ethiopia and beyond.
Cluster randomized controlled trial will be implemented to determine the impact of a package of WHO-recommended antenatal care interventions to enhance maternal nutritional status and manage maternal pregnancy infections on infant size at birth.
Primary Aim: To determine if the provision of a package of interventions that address maternal infections and nutrition during pregnancy to women in rural communities of Ethiopia can increase infant birth weight by at least 75 grams and infant birth length by at least 0.5 centimeters, compared to provision of a package that includes the nutrition support interventions.
Secondary Aims: To determine if provision of a package of interventions for maternal infections and nutrition support during pregnancy to women in rural communities of Ethiopia can:
Sub-Aim: To determine the impact of the ANC strengthening on ANC coverage and facility based delivery rates.
Working on the budget breakdown and activity timeline. Drafting the pre and rapid assessment tools.Identifying undergoing interventions through communicating with governmental and other non-governmental organizations.