motherChildProtocolA

 
Node 1. It will be important to collect identifying data from both mother and child so as to be able to uniquely identify their data from the data of other mother and child pairs. Identifying data includes location data (i.e., locality name, sub-locality name, village name), GPS coordinates (this would be ideal; if ODK is used, tablets would have GPS capability so recording of GPS coordinates is done and recorded using the tablets; if EpiData is used, we will consider using GPS locators to record village locations), a mother ID number and a child ID number. The identifying data should also be able to match the child with his/her mother.

Node 2. The following nutrition and nutrition co-variates data will be collected from the eligible child:

  1. Age
  2. Gender
  3. Weight
  4. Height
  5. MUAC
  6. Infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF), specifically:
    • Continued breastfeeding
    • Minimum dietary diversity
    • Minimum meal frequency
    • Minimum acceptable diet
    • Consumption of iron-rich foods
    • Age-appropriate breastfeeding
    • Age-appropriate dietary diversity
    • Age-appropriate meal frequency

The following nutrition and nutrition co-variates data will be collected from mother of eligible child:

  1. Age
  2. MUAC
  3. Women’s dietary diversity (WDD), specifically:
    • Dietary diversity score
    • Consumption of iron-rich foods
    • Consumption of any vitamin A-rich foods
  4. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), specifically:
    • Improved source of drinking water – to be assessed only at baseline and last step
    • Improved sanitation facility – to be assessed only at baseline and last step
    • Adequate water treatment – to be assessed at each step of the study
    • Safe disposal of child’s faeces – to be assessed at each step of the study
    • Appropriate hand washing practices – to be assessed at each step of the study
  5. Multidimensional Poverty Assessment (MPI) – to be assessed only at baseline and last step

Node 3. For any eligible child that is not SAM, MAM or at-risk, the Home Fortification coverage protocol should be applied.

Node 4. For all eligible children, the SBCC coverage protocol should be applied.

Node 5. For any eligible child in the study who is assessed to have severe acute malnutrition (SAM) based on oedema, MUAC or WH z-score, the OTP coverage protocol should be applied.

Node 6. For any eligible child in the study who is assessed to have moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) based on MUAC or WH z-score, the TSFP coverage protocol for children should be applied.

Node 7. For any eligible child in the study who is age 6 – 23 months old and is assessed to be at-risk based on MUAC, the FBPM coverage protocol for children should be applied.