South Africa: Intervention Starts
Physical education and multi-micronutrient supplementation start after baseline assessment was completed.
Côte d’Ivoire: Nationwide Teacher Strike
Ivorian teachers are fighting for better wages. As a consequence, the study intervetion is postponed.
South Africa: Start Baseline Data Assessment
Beginning of baseline data assessment at eight primary schools located in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Submission of the complete list of attendance and documentation of the teacher workshops to Fondation Botnar with the 3rd Milestone.
PA visit in Côte d’Ivoire
Markus Gerber and Prof. Jürg Utzinger travell to Abidjan and Taabo to meet with Prof. Bassirou Bonfoh, Dr. Sylvain Traoré, Prof. Dao Daouda, and the Director-General of CSRS (Prof. Dr. Inza Koné). The purpose of this meeting was to recapitulate the baseline data assessment, identify ways to improve/facilitate processes and communication, and to prepare the forthcoming start of the intervention (scheduled for January 2019).