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Participatory women’s groups and counselling through home visits to improve child growth in rural eastern India: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

  • Nirmala Nair1,
  • Prasanta Tripathy1,
  • Harshpal S Sachdev2,
  • Sanghita Bhattacharyya3,
  • Rajkumar Gope1,
  • Sumitra Gagrai1,
  • Shibanand Rath1,
  • Suchitra Rath1,
  • Rajesh Sinha1,
  • Swati Sarbani Roy1,
  • Suhas Shewale1,
  • Vijay Singh1,
  • Aradhana Srivastava3,
  • Hemanta Pradhan1,
  • Anthony Costello4,
  • Andrew Copas5,
  • Jolene Skordis-Worrall4,
  • Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli4,
  • Naomi Saville4 and
  • Audrey Prost4Email author
BMC Public Health201515:384

Received: 24 February 2015

Accepted: 18 March 2015

Published: 15 April 2015

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18 Mar 2015 Editorially accepted
15 Apr 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12889-015-1655-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Ekjut, Chakradharpur, India
Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, New Delhi, India
Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
Institute for Global Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
MRC Clinical Trials Unit at University College London, London, UK