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Intensive monitoring and interpersonal counselling by lady health worker improves the coverage of vitamin A among children between ages 6 and 59 months in selected low performing provinces of Pakistan

Publication Details

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.



Infant and Young Child Nutrition, Pakistan, Research Documents, Vitamin A