Funding for this research was provided by:
Department for International Development, UK Government (OPP1136656)
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1136656)
Received: 5 November 2017
Accepted: 2 February 2018
First Online: 9 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethics approval was granted from the Odisha government’s Institutional Review Board, Research and Ethics Committee, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Odisha (date approved 03/09/2016, Letter No. 141/SHRMU).Ethics approval was granted from the the LSHTM Interventions Research Ethics Committee (date approved 10/10/2016, Reference No. 11,357).The trial is registered with ISRCTN (doi: ExternalRef removed).VARRAT sought written consent from village leaders for clusters to participate in the trial before randomisation. All data collection during the course of the trial will adhere to the informed consent process detailed in the trial ethics applications and will be obtained, in writing or by thumbprint, by data collectors from the respondents and, for children, from their primary caregivers. Model consent forms can be accessed in Additional file InternalRef removed.
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