MIYCN capacity building for Maternal Nutrition

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, United States
Maternal Nutrition
MIYCN capacity building - Behavioral
All Sexes
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Study Summary

Progress on child growth outcomes such as stunting requires both direct and indirect actions across multiple sectors. Recognizing the importance of multisector approaches in reducing child undernutrition, Alive & Thrive (A&T) India aims to improve the quality of health and nutrition services, as well as their convergence at the household level with other available nutrition-sensitive services, in order to improve MIYCN behaviors, and ultimately decrease malnutrition in Gujarat. In line with government priorities, A&T designed a suite of system strengthening interventions including capacity building, supportive supervision, strategic use of data, improved food supplementation and engagement with local governance to improve the quality and co-coverage of nutrition-relevant services in three districts in Gujarat. This proposed evaluation aims to assess the feasibility of integrating multi-sectoral interventions using a cluster-randomized design with cross-sectional baseline and endline surveys.

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

4 Primary · 5 Secondary · Reporting Duration: During pregnancy (about 9 months) and up to 24 months postpartum

Month 9
Quality of delivery of health and nutrition interventions
Month 24
Acceptability of reformulated take home ration by pregnant, lactating women and children
Co-coverage of multiple interventions from across sectors
Mother IYCF knowledge and practices
Use of reformulated take home ration by pregnant, lactating women and children
Month 6
Decentralized programmatic decision-making using data
MIYCN knowledge of FLWs
Panchayati Raj Members (PRI) member involvement
Supportive supervision

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

A&T-non intensive
1 of 2
A&T- intensive
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

2500 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: MIYCN capacity building · No Placebo Group · N/A

A&T- intensive
Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: MIYCN capacity building · Intervention Types: Behavioral
A&T-non intensiveNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: A&T-non intensive · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: during pregnancy (about 9 months) and up to 24 months postpartum
Closest Location: International Food Policy Research Institute · Washington, United States
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2017First Recorded Clinical Trial
1 TrialsResearching Maternal Nutrition
11 CompletedClinical Trials

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

Mark “yes” if the following statements are true for you:
You are a pregnant woman in the first, second or third trimester of pregnancy.
You are frontline health workers in the areas where you work.
You have a supervisor/manager in the area where you work.
Key informants from the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRI) are eligible.

About The Reviewer

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Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 9th, 2021

Last Reviewed: August 12th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.