Does daily antenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation, compared to iron and folic acid, lead to a difference in IQ at 10 years of age among children in Nepal?


  • Sophiya Dulal

    Mother and Infant Research Activities

Project summary

Sophiya aims to test the effect of daily antenatal multiple micronutrient supplementation on birth weight and gestational duration in Nepal, in order to determine whether children exposed to supplementation have improved IQ at 10 years of age. She will conduct a prospective follow-up study of children born during a randomised controlled trial carried out by Osrin et al. (2005). This research will contribute to the evidence on the effects of micronutrient supplementation in low- and middle-income environments, where low birth weight and micronutrient deficiencies are highly prevalent.

This grant was awarded under the scheme's previous name of Master's Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine.