NAME OF PROJECT: LAO ZINC
LOCATION: Khammouane Province
A randomized controlled trial that seeks to determine the benefits of preventative versus therapeutic zinc supplementation in young children.
There is a growing understanding among nutrition researchers that zinc has the potential to reduce childhood illness, however little evidence is available for policy makers and health care officials on whether a therapeutic or prophylactic approach with zinc is more appropriate. With this study, we intend to compare both therapeutic and prophylactic (preventative) zinc therapy in reduction of diarrhea and other common childhood illnesses in Lao PDR.