The Mazira project seeks to evaluate impacts on child stunting, development and biomarkers of nutrition and health following supplementation of complementary diet of healthy rural Malawian children with chicken eggs. The study area is located on the eastern shore of Lake Malawi in the Mangochi District of Malawi. The trial will enroll a total of 662 children aged 6-9 months randomized into two groups: 1) an intervention group receiving one egg per day for 6 months or 2) a control group receiving no eggs. The control group will receive a food basket at the end of the 6-month study. Children will be enrolled and visited at least three times to monitor growth, development, dietary intake, and morbidity throughout the trial.
The Lead Investigator is Ken Maleta. Other Investigators include Minyanga Nkhoma, Queen Mwakhwawa Kapito, David Chaima, and Eliza Kabaghe