ZVITAMBO TRIAL

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Brief Project Summary

The Zimbabwe Vitamin A for Mothers and Babies project  (ZVITAMBO) is a randomized placebo controlled clinical trial among 14,110 mother-infants pairs to determine the impact of administering single oral doses of vitamin A to mothers and neonates in the immediate post partum period on three outcomes:

·       Infant mortality

·       Mother to child HIV transmission during breast feeding

·      Maternal HIV infection during the post partum year.

ZVITAMBO is a collaborative study between The University of Zimbabwe, the Harare City Health Department, The Montreal General Hospital Research Institute and The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

About Zvitambo

The Zvitambo Institute for Maternal and Child Health Research is a multidisciplinary Zimbabwean organization that has developed and attracted expertise in various areas of biomedical and applied research and programming in the areas of maternal health, child health and growth, immunology, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, food security and livelihoods, WASH and counseling

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Contact Zvitambo

16 Lauchlan Ave
Meyrick Park
Mabelreign
Harare
Zimbabwe

Tel : +263 4 306056 / 306259 /306028
Fax : +263 4 311069
Email : administrator@zvitambo.co.zw