Pooling data from national and subnational representative surveys, the project has two broad objectives:

  1. Examine the relationship between inflammation and nutrition biomarkers
  2. Identify factors associated with anemia in highly prevalent groups

BRINDA1 Key Questions: 

  1. Do we need to measure biomarkers of inflammation when assessing iron or vitamin A status?
  2. Do we need to measure more than one inflammation biomarker (CRP and/or AGP)?
  3. What approach should be used to adjust for inflammation?
  4. Do we need to adjust for malaria in addition to inflammation?

BRINDA2 Key Questions: 

  1. What is the association between inflammation and zinc, vitamin B12 and folate?
  2. What is the relationship between stunting, inflammation and micronutrient status?
  3. How common is the double burden of malnutrition and what is the relationship between overweight/obesity, inflammation and micronutrient status?
  4. How do the conclusions from BRINDA 1 change when applied to a larger harmonized dataset?