Study 1: Efficacy of Sprinkles to treat anemia (Completed)
A clinical trial testing the efficacy of Sprinkles in treating iron deficiency anemia (IDA) was conducted in Ghana where more than 80% of children are anemic. This trial was performed in the field study area of the Kintampo Health Research Centre, located in the Kintampo district of Ghana, West Africa.
557 infants, 6-18 months of age with hemoglobin levels between 70-99 g/L, were randomized to receive either iron Sprinkles plus ascorbic acid (80 mg elemental iron) once per day or ferrous sulphate drops (40 mg elemental iron) 3 times per day for a total of 2 months. Hemoglobin and serum ferritin concentrations were assessed at baseline and after two months of treatment.
At the end of the treatment period, it was found that iron Sprinkles were as efficacious as ferrous sulphate drops, the gold standard, in treating IDA. Successful treatment of …