There are about 46 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Congo, The Democratic Republic of the. The country of the clinical trial is determined by the location of where the clinical research is being studied. Most studies are often held in multiple locations & countries.
FEVRIER study is an observatory of hospitalizations in cardiology units in sub-Saharan Africa.
This study evaluates a cognitive behavioral therapy intervention for mothers with symptoms of anxiety and depression living in insecure environments using a randomized controlled methodology. Key outcomes of interest include maternal mental health and infant cognitive development. The intervention will be delivered by community mental health workers who will be trained to administer 8 to 12 cognitive behavioral therapy sessions.
The objective of the study is to evaluate the impact of Engaging Men in Accountable Practice (EMAP) on the prevention of violence against women and girls in North and South Kivu (DRC). The study is conducted jointly by the World Bank's Africa Gender Innovation Lab and the International Rescue Committee (IRC). EMAP is a program developed and implemented by the IRC to engage men to reflect on how to reduce and prevent intimate partner violence through 16 weekly group discussion sessions. The study is a cluster randomized control trial in which two groups of 25 self-selected men in 15 communities receive the EMAP intervention while in 15 other communities, 50 self-selected men receive an alternative intervention. Key outcomes examined include: (i) Experience of past year physical, sexual and psychological violence reported by women whose partners are EMAP participants; (ii) Participant's gender attitudes and behaviors, conflict and hostility management skills; (iii) Power sharing and communication within the couple.
Nearly 1.5 million pregnant women are infected with syphilis each year, and it is estimated that half of them will have adverse birth outcomes. Congenital syphilis remains a major public health issue, despite the fact that maternal syphilis is easy to detect and treat. Multiple barriers impair the elimination of congenital syphilis. Syphilis is often stigmatized and of low priority, and even women attending prenatal care early are potentially facing multiple clinical barriers. The study objective is to use implementation research methods to evaluate a multifaceted intervention to increase the use of evidence-based clinical procedures to prevent congenital syphilis. The investigators will perform a facility-based, two-arm parallel cluster randomized implementation trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia. The intervention will be multifaceted, tailored by formative research, and include: opinion leaders, reminders, monitoring, and feedback; point-of-care rapid tests; and treatment kits to be used immediately if the rapid test is positive. Improving syphilis screening and treatment will be promoted as a key step toward improving the quality of all components of prenatal care.
The aim of the study is to assess the efficacy and safety of an oral regimen of fexinidazole (once daily for 10 days) in the treatment of stage 1 and stage 2 T.b. gambiense sleeping sickness in children at least 6 years old and over 20 kg bodyweight.
The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the treatment success of fexinidazole, at one year follow-up visit, in HAT stage 1 and early stage 2 patients.
REACH is a prospective, phase I/II open-label dose escalation trial of hydroxyurea for children with confirmed SCA between 12 months and 10 years of age. The short-term goal is to obtain critical pilot data regarding the feasibility, safety, and benefit of hydroxyurea for children with SCA in multiple distinct research settings in Africa. Based on that information, the longer-term goal is to make hydroxyurea more widely available for children with SCA in Africa, particularly those identified with SCA through expanded newborn screening programs.
Multi-country three-arm, individually randomized, non-masked, controlled trial to ascertain the benefits of ensuring optimal maternal nutrition before conception and providing an evidence base for programmatic priority directed to minimizing the risk of malnutrition in all females of reproductive age.