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Investigating the association between enteropathy and stunting in young children in Tanzania

Project Completed

 
In collaboration the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Helen Keller International (HKI), and the World Health Organization (WHO), Tanzania’s National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) and GroundWork have conducted a case-control study to investigate the associations between stunting and biomarkers of environmental enteropathy in young children in Tanzania’s Lake Zone. Along with questionnaire data collected as part of an endline study implemented by IFPRI, HKI, and NIMR, enteropathy biomarkers were measured in blood and stool samples collected from children 22-28 months of age. As part of this project, GroundWork developed the scientific protocol, procured stool collection and laboratory analysis materials, trained survey field staff, and conducted laboratory analysis.

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