Funding for this research was provided by:
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (OPP1134272)
Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition
Nutrition International, formerly the Micronutrient Initiative (10-1347-UCALIF-07)
Received: 1 April 2017
Accepted: 13 August 2018
First Online: 29 November 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The trial was approved by the National Ethics Committee for Health Research, Ministry of Health, Lao PDR (NECHR; 040/2014, 069/2015, 039/2016), the University of California, Davis Institutional Review Board (IRB; 626,187), and the Khon Kaen University, Thailand Ethics Committee in Health Research (HE572312 and HE592006). Oral and written informed consent were obtained from the parent/guardian(s) of participants prior to enrollment.
: Not applicable.
: KBH is an employee of Nutrition International, formerly the Micronutrient Initiative and GAR was an employee of the Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition at the time of the initial proposal writing. KHB works for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which provided part of the financial support. The spouse of SYH works for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. KRW, SK, MAB, GMH, SS, KR, CBS, CPL, CDA, GL, SF and RMB declare that they have no competing interests.
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