Maternal Vitamin A or Beta-carotene Supplementation Trial In Bangladesh (JiVitA-1)
This first trial of the JiVitA Project in rural northern Bangladesh, begun in 2001, has evaluated the impact of weekly maternal vitamin A or beta-carotene supplementation, at recommended dietary levels, to women during pregnancy through 3 months post-partum on pregnancy-related mortality, fetal loss, infant mortality, maternal morbidity, body composition and micronutrient status, intrauterine growth, infant morbidity, nutritional status, growth and risks of external birth defects. Completed in the field in 2007, JiVitA-1 formally enrolled into the trial , dosed and followed through 3 months postpartum ~60,000 pregnant women and 45,000 live born infants. It is currently in its laboratory and data analyses and reporting phases.
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- Dhaka, Bangladesh: 88 projects
- Gaibandha, Bangladesh: 10 projects - selected city
- Rangpur, Bangladesh: 2 projects