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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
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
DelAgua
Portland State University
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Zurich
Ministry of Health, Rwanda
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Thomas Clasen, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Brief Summary:
DelAgua Health and Development, Manna Energy and the Rwanda Ministry of Health are collaborating on a project financed by carbon credits that will distribute household-based water filters and high-efficiency cook stoves to approximately 700,000 households in Rwanda. Prior to the full roll out of the campaign, the implementers are conducting a pilot project among 2000 households in western Rwanda. The objectives of this pilot evaluation are to document the delivery of the intervention to the intervention population, assess coverage and uptake of the intervention target households and conduct a 5-month randomised controlled trial among 500 households to assess the impact of the intervention on drinking water quality and indoor air quality.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Faecal Contamination of Household Drinking Water (Environmental Outcome) Behavioral: Household drinking water filters and cookstoves Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 566 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
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
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2013

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MedlinePlus related topics: Drinking Water

Arm Intervention/treatment
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.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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.


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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.

  2. Adherence - use of water filters and cookstoves [ Time Frame: 5 months ]
    Questionnaires, direct observations and electronic monitoring devices



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All households in three selected villages

Exclusion Criteria:


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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01882777


Locations
Rwanda
Manna Energy Ltd.
Kigali, Rwanda, PO Box 1594
Sponsors and Collaborators
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
DelAgua
Portland State University
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Zurich
Ministry of Health, Rwanda

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Thomas Clasen, Dr, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01882777     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 6239
First Posted: June 20, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 20, 2013
Last Verified: June 2013