Evaluation of a Project to Distribute Water Filters and Cookstoves in Western Rwanda
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01882777|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : June 20, 2013
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Faecal Contamination of Household Drinking Water (Environmental Outcome)||Behavioral: Household drinking water filters and cookstoves|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||566 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF WATER FILTERS AND IMPROVED COOK STOVES ON DRINKING WATER QUALITY AND INDOOR AIR POLUTION: A RANDOMISED CONTROLED TRIAL IN RWANDA|
|Study Start Date :||September 2012|
|Primary Completion Date :||March 2013|
|Study Completion Date :||March 2013|
No Intervention: Existing water management and cooking practices
Households in the control arm continue following their existing drinking water management and cooking practices
Active Comparator: Provision of water filters and improved cookstoves
Households in intervention arm are provided with drinking water filters and improved cook stoves
Behavioral: Household drinking water filters and cookstoves
The intervention consists of providing households with a household-based drinking water filter (Lifestraw® Family version 2.0) and high efficiency cook stoves (Eco Zoom) as well as instructions on how to use them. The intervention is delivered at community level through community health workers (CHWs). Following initial distribution of the products, CHWs visit households fortnightly to reinforce messages about correct and consistent use.
- Thermotolerant coliforms in household drinking water [ Time Frame: 5 months ]Faecal contamination levels (thermotolerant coliforms) in household drinking water. Household drinking water quality will be monitored monthly over a 5-month period.
- Particulate matters 2.5 mg/m3 (PM2.5) concentrations [ Time Frame: once ]PM2.5 concentrations measured in reported main cooking area once (24-hour period) in a sub-sample of 120 households.
- Adherence - use of water filters and cookstoves [ Time Frame: 5 months ]Questionnaires, direct observations and electronic monitoring devices
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|Manna Energy Ltd.|
|Kigali, Rwanda, PO Box 1594|