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Clinical Trial Summary

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a Swiss-based foundation, implemented a complementary feeding project to improve dietary quality among children 6-59 months of age living in Ethiopia by improving demand and access to safe and nutritious foods, in particular eggs. Using a quasi-experimental design and two separate cross-sectional surveys at baseline and end-line, the evaluation seeks to determine the effects of the program on egg consumption, food diversity, availability of eggs, caregivers' behaviours toward eggs, caregivers' willingness to pay for eggs, and consumption of commercially available complementary foods.


Clinical Trial Description

The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), a Swiss-based foundation, implemented a complementary feeding project to improve dietary quality among children 6-59 months of age living in Ethiopia by improving demand and access to safe and nutritious foods, in particular eggs. GAIN's complementary feeding project has four main components. Component one focuses on facilitating availability of nutritious food to targeted consumers (children 6-59 month) with the aim of improving suppliers' capacity to produce nutritious foods through formal and on the job trainings as well as facilitating enabling environment for the distribution of the products. Component two of the project involves distribution channels identification to strengthen or activate Kiosks to increase availability of nutritious food especially eggs. Component three, the demand creation component, seeks to stimulate demand among caregivers of children 6-59 months of age for nutritious food for their children. Finally, component four, the enabling environment component, seeks to strengthen the enabling environment for sustainable production and distribution of nutritious food for children as one of the solutions to improve nutrition. Using a quasi-experimental design and two separate cross-sectional surveys at baseline and end-line, the evaluation seeks to determine the effects of the program on egg consumption, food diversity, availability of eggs, caregivers' behaviours toward eggs, caregivers' willingness to pay for eggs, and consumption of commercially available complementary foods. ;


Study Design


NCT number NCT05062382
Study type Interventional
Source University of South Carolina
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Status Completed
Phase N/A
Start date September 1, 2019
Completion date July 1, 2021