• Research Protocol - Effectiveness of nutritional supplementation (RUTF and multi micronutrient) in preventing malnutrition in children 6-59 months with infection (malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea), a randomized controlled trial in Kaabong Hospital. Karamoja, Uganda

      Salse, Nuria; van der Kam, Saskia; Swarthout, Todd; Matsumoto, Akiko; Kisambu, James; Edyegu, Grace; De Clerk, Veronique; Casademont, Cristian; Palma, Pedro Pablo; Roll, Stephanie; Roddy, Paul; MSF OCBA, Barcelona; MSF OCA, Amsterdam; MSF OCA, Amsterdam; MSF OCBA, Karamoja, Uganda; Ministry of Health, Karamoja, Uganda; Ministry of Health, Karamoja, Uganda; MSF OCBA, Karamoja, Uganda; MSF OCBA, Barcelona; MSF OCBA, Barcelona; Charite University, Berlin; MSF OCBA, Barcelona (2015-07)
      Overall objective: To determine the effectiveness of 14 days supplementation with Ready to use therapeutic Food (RUTF) or micronutrients alone concurrently with treatment for diarrhoea, malaria or lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) in reducing risk of malnutrition and disease. 1. Primary aim: Effectiveness of supplementation with RUTF concurrently with treatment for diarrhoea, malaria or LRTI in reducing incidence of malnutrition 2. Secondary aims: a. Effectiveness of supplementation with a multi-micronutrient powder (MNP) concurrently with treatment for diarrhoea, malaria or LRTI in reducing incidence of malnutrition b. Effectiveness of supplementation with RUTF or MNP on reduction of frequency of diarrhoea, malaria or LRTI c. Explore effectiveness of the supplements in reducing malnutrition and illness in young children and breastfed children
    • Retrospective mortality and baseline health survey in Ofua village, Rhino settlement camp, Uganda

      Siddiqui, M Ruby; Cramond, Vanessa; Barre, Ibrahim; Johnson, Derek; MSF-OCA (2018-07)
      OBJECTIVES 2.1. PRIMARY OBJECTIVES To estimate the scale of the emergency through measurement of crude mortality rate for the total population and for children under five years of age 2.2. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES  To estimate the size of the population in Rhino (Ofua) settlement camp  To describe the population in terms of age, sex and household composition;  To determine the coverage of measles, polio, MenAfriVac, DPT-Hib-HepB (Pentavalent) and pneumococcal virus (PCV) vaccination in 6-59 month olds;  To determine the rate of severe and global acute malnutrition in 6-59 month olds;  To identify the most prevalent morbidities in the population in the two weeks preceding the survey;  To describe the health seeking behaviour in terms of access to primary and secondary care;  To estimate crude mortality rate for the total population and for children under five years of age before and after the SPLA advance into Equatoria, South Sudan;  To identify major causes of death, by age group and sex;  To gain knowledge of violence-related events  To determine the coverage of Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated bedNets (LLITNs)
    • Retrospective mortality and baseline health survey in Palorinya settlement camp, Uganda

      Siddiqui, M Ruby; Cramond, Vanessa; Goldberg, Jacob; Guzek, John; MSF-OCA (2018-07)
      2. OBJECTIVES 2.1. PRIMARY OBJECTIVES To estimate the scale of the emergency through measurement of crude mortality rate for the total population and for children under five years of age 2.2. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES  To estimate the size of the population in Palorinya settlement camp  To describe the population in terms of age, sex and household composition;  To determine the coverage of measles, polio, MenAfriVac, DPT-Hib-HepB (Pentavalent) and pneumococcal virus (PCV) vaccination in 6-59 month olds;  To determine the rate of severe and global acute malnutrition in 6-59 month olds;  To identify the most prevalent morbidities in the population in the two weeks preceding the survey;  To describe the health seeking behaviour in terms of access to primary and secondary care;  To estimate crude mortality rate for the total population and for children under five years of age before and after the SPLA advance into Equatoria, South Sudan;  To identify major causes of death, by age group and sex;  To gain knowledge of violence-related events  To determine the coverage of Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated bedNets (LLITNs)