Authors: Tausif Akhtar Janjua, Khalid Nawaz, Deepika Nayar Chaudhery, S. Kaushik, and Manoj Kumar Raut
Publication date: July 2018
Source: International Journal of Community Medicine and Public Health, Volume 5, No 7: 2952-2958
The purpose of this study was to assess the impact that scaling up monitoring mechanisms has had on vitamin A supplementation in Pakistan.
Cross-sectional mix-methods surveys were applied to a sample of 2,579 and 2580 caregivers during the baseline and end-line surveys. A two stage cluster sampling strategy was applied to select the households surveyed.
Vitamin A supplementation increased by 35.7 percent in districts which implemented intensive monitoring. Other districts saw an increase of 29.6 where monitoring was not applied as intensively.