The purpose of this study to compare different regimens of zinc supplementation used to for prevention of zinc deficiency and treatment of diarrhea.
A community-based, randomized controlled trial was used for this comparison. Children between 6-23 months old were divided into four intervention groups – daily preventive zinc dispersible tablet, daily preventive multiple micronutrient powder, therapeutic zinc dispersible tablet for diarrhea, or placebo control. The interventions were distributed for 9 months.
This study will provide evidence to support the best mechanisms delivering supplemental zinc.