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Can child-focused sanitation and nutrition programming improve health practices and outcomes? Evidence from a randomised controlled trial in Kitui County, Kenya
  1. Gerishom Gimaiyo1,
  2. Jeffery McManus2,
  3. Matt Yarri3,
  4. Shiva Singh4,
  5. Andrew Trevett5,
  6. Grainne Moloney6,
  7. Ann Robins7,
  8. Lilian Lehmann8
  1. 1 East Africa Department, IDinsight, Nairobi, Kenya
  2. 2 Technical Team Department, IDinsight, San Francisco, USA
  3. 3 Data Analytics Department, Lyft, San Francisco, USA
  4. 4 WASH Department, UNICEF, Kampala, Uganda
  5. 5 WASH Department, UNICEF, Nairobi, Kenya
  6. 6 Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESARO) - Nutrition Department, UNICEF, Nairobi, Kenya
  7. 7 Nutrition Department, UNICEF, Nairobi, Kenya
  8. 8 Southeast Asia Department, IDinsight, Manila, Philippines
  1. Correspondence to Gerishom Gimaiyo; gerishom.gimaiyo{at}idinsight.org

Footnotes

  • Handling editor Seye Abimbola

  • Contributors MY, SS, AT, GM, AR and LL contributed towards designing the SanNut program and GG, JM, MY and LL contributed towards designing of the evaluation. GG, JM and LL contributed towards data acquisition, cleaning and analysis and prepared the first draft of the manuscript. All authors provided comments towards drafts of the article and approved the final version for publication. The opinion expressed in the article is a personal opinion of the authors (SS, AT, GM and AR) and does not reflect UNICEF’s policy.

  • Funding Funding for the intervention was provided by the Kitui County Public Health Office with additional support from UNICEF, Kenya. Funding for the evaluation was provided by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (ID: OPP1124645) to IDinsight. The BMGF had no role in intervention or study design, data collection, data analysis or writing of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Kenya Medical Research Institute.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The study protocol and deidentified data underlying this article can be shared upon request to the corresponding author. The preanalysis plan is available online on The American Economic Association’s registry for randomised controlled trials.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Seye Abimbola

  • Contributors MY, SS, AT, GM, AR and LL contributed towards designing the SanNut program and GG, JM, MY and LL contributed towards designing of the evaluation. GG, JM and LL contributed towards data acquisition, cleaning and analysis and prepared the first draft of the manuscript. All authors provided comments towards drafts of the article and approved the final version for publication. The opinion expressed in the article is a personal opinion of the authors (SS, AT, GM and AR) and does not reflect UNICEF’s policy.

  • Funding Funding for the intervention was provided by the Kitui County Public Health Office with additional support from UNICEF, Kenya. Funding for the evaluation was provided by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (ID: OPP1124645) to IDinsight. The BMGF had no role in intervention or study design, data collection, data analysis or writing of the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval Kenya Medical Research Institute.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement The study protocol and deidentified data underlying this article can be shared upon request to the corresponding author. The preanalysis plan is available online on The American Economic Association’s registry for randomised controlled trials.

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