Evaluation of a Baby WASH Intervention to Reduce Environmental Enteropathy and Impaired Growth in Young Children in the Democratic Republic of Congo
South Kivu, Congo
The objective of our study is to develop and evaluate intervention approaches to reduce pediatric exposures to fecal pathogens and to reduce environmental enteropathy and impaired growth in a highly susceptible population in rural Democratic Republic of Congo. To achieve this objective we are conducting qualitative research and a cohort study of 3000 participants to investigate risk factors for environmental enteropathy and impaired growth in our program area, and are developing and piloting intervention approaches to intervene upon these identified risk factors. After the development of our Baby WASH interventions, we will conduct a cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate these intervention approaches.
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- South Kivu, Congo - selected city