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The IRAM Chad impact evaluation will be based on a cluster randomized controlled trial to study the impact of the integrated and multisectoral services package (PASIM), aimed at reducing the incidence and prevalence of wasting through integrated interventions, including, among other things, strengthening the activity of community care groups, food supplementation, water treatment, and screening for wasting conducted by families.


Clinical Trial Description

The general objective of the integrated and multisectoral services package (PASIM) is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of wasting through integrated interventions, including, among other things, strengthening the activity of community care groups. The members of the care groups conduct home visits to children aged 6-23 months (or up to 59 months when the children are under treatment for wasting or have been discharged in the previous 6 months) to deliver messages for behavioral change related to complementary feeding, health and hygiene ; deliver nutritional supplement and water purification inputs; improve screening coverage (training and supervision of families to take the Mid-Upper Arm Circumference measurements, referral of malnourished cases); and verify adherence to treatment of malnourished cases, in the health district of Mongo, Guéra province, Chad, Central Africa. The evaluation of the impact of PASIM will be based on a cluster randomized controlled trial, consisting of 100 villages or clusters of villages. The selected evaluation model will be that of a comparison of control groups (n=50; no implementation of the intervention) and intervention (n=50) through the follow-up of 3 cohorts : 1. Longitudinal in-home follow-up of a semi-open cohort of 1,750 children aged 6 months at enrollment (included continuously for 7 months and all followed through to the end of the study, which will last 9 months in total). 2. Longitudinal follow-up of all children aged 6-23 months enrolled for wasting treatment, based on health system records. 3. Longitudinal follow-up at home for 6 months of a closed cohort of 700 children aged 6-23 months at inclusion, discharged from a treatment for acute malnutrition. The primary impact results are as follows: - The longitudinal prevalence of wasting at the end of the study (Cohort 1). - The recovery rate (Cohort 2). - The incidence of relapse during the 9 months of the intervention (Cohort 3). Secondary impact results include, but are not limited to : - The incidence of wasting during the 9 months of the intervention (Cohort 1) ; - The screening coverage (cohorts 1 and 3); - The proportion of wasting cases enrolled in a treatment program (cohorts 1 and 3); - The adherence to treatment (cohort 2) during the 9 months of the intervention. ;


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NCT number NCT04867694
Study type Interventional
Source International Food Policy Research Institute
Contact Elodie Becquey, PhD
Phone 00221778487085
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase N/A
Start date May 3, 2021
Completion date December 31, 2021

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