Bashaasha, Bernard

Implementing a Cold-Chain System for Nutritional Assessment in Rural Uganda; Field Experiences from the Nutrition Innovation Lab Cohort Study

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The objective of this venture was to elaborate on the procedures undertaken to establish blood draws and cold chain for nutrition assessments. A total of 5,044 birth cohort households were enrolled and assessed using household questionnaires, anthropometry, and blood sampling to assess nutritional issues and exposures to environmental contaminants. The challenge was to obtain, transport, process, store, and analyze tens of thousands of serum samples obtained in sites that were often difficult to reach.