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Comprehensive Anaemia Program and Personalised Therapies (CAPPT)

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Project Summary 

Iron deficiency anaemia affects almost half of the world’s pregnant population with 20% of maternal deaths directly related to anaemia. Over half of the world’s maternal deaths caused by severe anaemia occur in South Asia. Inadequate weight gain and micronutrient intakes during pregnancy are associated with low birthweight and maternal mortality. Our research seeks to understand and address the drivers of iron deficient anaemia in low-income countries and further the evidence base about what works, how and in what context.

In Nepal the CAPPT trial will evaluate the effect of two home-counselling visits to pregnant women with tailored iron folic acid supplementation, plus monthly participatory learning and action women’s groups, on haemoglobin levels at 28-32 weeks of pregnancy. 
In India the CAPPT trial will evaluate the effect of two home counselling visits to pregnant women with tailored iron folic acid supplementation on haemoglobin levels at 28-32 weeks of pregnancy. 

Interventions will be tested through a non-blinded cluster-randomized controlled trial with concurrent process evaluation.  

Links to other research

Other research in the UCL Centre for the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents

Other research in the IGH on Maternal Health, Nutrition, Behaviour Change, Anaemia and Participatory Learning and Action

Other research in the IGH in Nepal, India and the UK