Monday, December 21, 2015

New articles from the SHINE trial in Zimbabwe

Just out-- a special supplement in the Dec issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases with 9 open-source articles from the Sanitation, Hygiene and Infant Nutrition Efficacy (SHINE) Trial Team in Zimbabwe.

A few highlights...

1. An innovative behavior change communication campaign to promote safe child stool disposal, handwashing with soap, water treatment, protected exploratory play, and hygienic infant feeding:

2. Using open source software and village health worker networks to map baseline access to water and sanitation to inform randomization of household clusters within the SHINE trial:

3. Current concepts of environmental enteric dysfunction (EED), challenges in defining the condition, and how SHINE is evaluating EED using a panel of biomarkers:

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