Boavista - Survive and Thrive Boa Vista Early Childhood Program

 

Background:  A growing body of evidence suggests that early life health and developmental outcomes can be improved through parental support programs. The objective of this project was to test the feasibility, impact, and relative cost-effectiveness of home visiting programs as well as center-based...

Ongoing
01.02.2021 - 31.12.2022
Intervention Study
Grand Challenges Canada
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
GatesNutrition - Nutrition and Human Capital Development: An evidence review and modeling potential

 

The proposed supplement would build upon the current work and further refine approaches to estimate the effect of scaling-up nutrition interventions on human capital outcomes. First, we plan to extend the model from its current pregnancy intervention focus to child nutrition interventions that can...

Ongoing
01.09.2020 - 31.03.2022
Research project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
DigitalECD - Digital support systems to improve child health and development in low income settings - a randomized controlled trial

Children in low and middle income countries continue to be exposed to large amount of adversity, undermining their health and early development. While a large number of programs have been launched recently to support children in their home environment, the best ways to reach families in low income...

Ongoing
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2024
Intervention Study
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink
PediCAP Trial - Impact of duration of antibiotic therapy and of oral step-down to amoxicillin or co-amoxiclav on effectiveness, safety and selection of antimicrobial resistance in severe and very severe childhood community-acquired pneumonia (CAP): a randomised controlle

Antibiotics are key to managing childhood pneumonia, especially severe/very severe pneumonia, which remains a leading cause of hospitalisation in lower/middle income countries. WHO recommends children with severe/very severe pneumonia receive injectable antibiotics for at least 5 days. One major...

Ongoing
01.04.2019 - 31.03.2024
Clinical Trial
Household Economy
Günther Fink
LEAPS - LEAPS-NCHD Program Evaluation

 

An estimated 88 million children drop out of primary school each year worldwide, and the highest number of dropouts are in the first and second grade. A proven strategy to reduce dropout from primary school is participation in early childhood care and education (ECCE) services that bolster young...

Ongoing
01.09.2018 - 31.12.2021
Intervention Study
Dubai Cares
Household Economics and Health Systems Research
Günther Fink