Newborn Vitamin A Supplementation Reduced Infant Mortality in Rural Bangladesh

  title={Newborn Vitamin A Supplementation Reduced Infant Mortality in Rural Bangladesh},
  author={Rolf D W Klemm and Alain Bernard Labrique and Parul Christian and Mahbubur Rashid and Abu Ahmed Shamim and Joanne Katz and Alfred Sommer and Keith P West},
  pages={e242 - e250}
OBJECTIVES. We assessed the effect of supplementing newborns with 50000 IU of vitamin A on all-cause infant mortality through 24 weeks of age. PATIENTS AND METHODS. This was a community-based, double-masked, cluster-randomized, placebo-controlled trial conducted in 19 unions in rural northwest Bangladesh. The study was nested into and balanced across treatment arms of an ongoing placebo-controlled, weekly maternal vitamin A or β-carotene supplementation trial. Study-defined sectors (N = 596… 

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