There are about 59 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.
The Global Early Adolescent Study (GEAS) is the first international study exploring how gender norms evolve over time and inform a spectrum of adolescent health outcomes, including sexual and mental health, through the adolescent years. Institutional Review Board (IRB) oversight for all instrument development was provided for the first phase of the GEAS under IRB #00005684. The present study is in reference to the second, longitudinal phase of the GEAS. This phase, like the first, will be conducted in multiple international sites. However, because the longitudinal phase will likely be paired with different interventions or approaches in the partner sites, protocol details will vary and thus IRB approval will be sought for each site separately. The present application is for conducting Phase 2 of the Global Early Adolescent Study in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In addition to conducting the study for "pure science" purposes, the GEAS will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention implemented by Save the Children.
The aim of the study is to evaluate a health workforce capacity building and quality improvement intervention focused on integrated day-of-birth and post-pregnancy care at 16 hospitals in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The intervention package consists of a low-dose, high-frequency (LDHF) training of health workers, support for quality improvement teams, and provision of critical equipment, supplies and drugs within a quality improvement (QI) framework.
Despite the mass distribution of LLINs (long-lasting insecticidal nets) as a Malaria control strategy, populations are still continuously exposed to a high frequency of malarial inoculation in some countries. The situation can be explained by a swift increase in the resistance of Anopheles to common insecticides. To preserve the gains of insecticides and improve their effectiveness, a new generation of bednets treated with piperonyl butoxide combination insectides have emerged.But more evidence is needed to plead for scale up of their usage. The lack of information relating to the additional impact of that combination on the transmission of Malaria, its relative efficacy in real-life setting and its safety in users are the rationale for more investigation.This will be a randomized controlled study on a dynamic cohort of households with 1680, 0-10 years-old subjects in 30 villages will be recruited to compute the effectiveness of this new tool. The findings will be useful information for decision-making by national malaria control programs, their partners, the international community and the bednet manufacturers with regard to the effectiveness of the new combination of insecticides in real-life context. The results will also enable a better design of the tool in the future and a broader understanding of long-term dynamics for sustainability, as well as identification of some factors with negative impacts on the benefits of the strategy.
FEVRIER study is an observatory of hospitalizations in cardiology units in sub-Saharan Africa.
Investigators will implement a novel cassava processing method (wetting method, WTM) that safely removes cyanogenic compounds from cassava flour prior to human consumption in a stratified village-cluster randomized non-inferiority trial so as to compare the effectiveness of a peer-led intervention (women training other women in the WTM) with that by community-health worker specialists.
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 IDIS study aims to develop a new rapid diagnostic test for invasive salmonellosis using samples (blood, urine) collected from patients with fever and healthy controls at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) and collaborating centers. The samples are collected after informed consent and/or assent is given by the participant and are stored in a -80 ⁰C freezer after processing (centrifugation and/or aliquoting). Basic information regarding the patient and the samples are coded and stored in a protected Microsoft Access database. The samples will be shipped to Belgium for proteomic analysis. Identification of Salmonella specific proteins in the samples will hopefully support the development of a rapid diagnostic test. Once this test has been developed, the samples will also be used for validation and evaluation of this test.
Available data suggest that low dose aspirin may be a safe, widely available and inexpensive intervention that may significantly reduce the risk of preterm birth. However, this possibility needs to be proven in a properly designed randomized controlled trial (RCT) with preterm birth as the primary outcome. Such a clinical trial in a racially, ethnically and geographically diverse population could best be accomplished by the established infrastructure of the Global Network for Women's and Children's Health Research (GN).
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.