PhD research: Effects of intermittent iron and vitamin A supplementation on nutritional status and development of schoolchildren in Arba Minch Zuria District, Ethiopia

Date
October 2017 to September 2021
Countries
Category
Keywords
intermittent iron
vitamin A
cognitive development
amenia
Institutions
Arba Minch University (Ethiopia)
Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kenya)
Research fields
Medicine and Health Sciences
The WHO recommended intermittent iron supplementation as a strategy for prevention of anemia and iron deficiency among school age children. Several aspects of cognitive development, co-supplementation with other micronutrients, severe adverse events especially in the context of malaria were missing.
We will evaluate the effectiveness of intermittent iron and vitamin A supplementation on cognitive development of Rural Ethiopian school children.