There are about 78 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Cameroon. 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.
This evaluation will be conducted in ten countries involved in the Catalyzing Pediatric TB Innovation (CaP-TB) project: Cameroon, Cote D'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and India. The CaP-TB project is a project designed to use innovative methods and capacity building to strengthen the health systems of developing countries in terms of pediatric TB case detection, early accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. This project is funded by Unitaid and is implemented by Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. EGPAF proposes to evaluate the implementation of CaP-TB in up to 450 sites in ten participating countries. This evaluation will assess the effects of CaP-TB innovative interventions on selected service delivery outcomes as compared to routine TB program in a sub-set of project sites in the ten countries.
This study will explore whether ZIKV is currently responsible for neurological complications, and particularly microcephaly, in Aedes-infested regions of SSA and Asia. This will inform regional public health strategies, such as vaccination of women of child-bearing age. It will also demonstrate the public health impact of ZIKV infection and increase the understanding of other regional infectious (e.g. cytomegalovirus) causes of microcephaly.
The AM-HTN trial aim to investigate the effects of a tablet based on aqueous extracts of Annona muricata as add-on therapy in a hypertensive population. Patients with prehypertension or stage 1 hypertension confirmed, will be selected and assign in a single arm, non randomly, open label clinical trial. The group will receive in addition to their dietary measures, daily, one tablet of 796 mg of aqueous extracts of Annona muricata leaves. The objective of AM-HTN is to determine the antihypertensive and metabolic effects of AM tablets in a population of African hypertensives. Blood pressure profile, lipid profile, serum creatinine and transaminases profiles will be recorded and analysed at baseline and two months following enrolment.
Under-diagnosis of TB in children is a critical gap to address. The INPUT study is a multinational stepped-wedge cluster-randomized intervention study aiming to assess the effect of integrating TB services into child healthcare services on TB diagnosis capacities in children under 5 years of age.
The many gaps observed in the cascade of care of tuberculosis (TB) child contacts occur mostly in the screening, preventive therapy (PT) initiation and PT completion steps and the main drivers of these gaps are considered to be the health system infrastructure, limited worker resources and parents' reluctance to bring their children to the facility for screening. There would be great advantages of using a symptom-based screening at community level where only the symptomatic contacts are referred to hospital for further evaluation and asymptomatic contacts are started on PT in the community. Household or community-based screening is likely to improve the uptake and acceptability of child contact screening and management as well as adherence to PT and to reduce cost and workload at facility level. This study proposes to compare the cascade of care between two models for TB screening and management of household TB child contacts in two high TB burden and limited resource countries, Cameroon and Uganda. In the facility-based model, children will be screened at facility (Cameroon) or household level (Uganda) and preventive therapy initiation, refills of PT therapy and follow-up will be done at facility level. In the intervention group (community-based model), child contacts will be screened in the household by a community health worker (CHW). Those with symptoms suggestive of TB will be referred to the facility for TB investigations. Asymptomatic child contacts from high risk groups (under-5 years or HIV infected 5-14) will be initiated on PT (3 months isoniazid-rifampicin) in the household. Refills of PT therapy will also be done in the communities by the CHW. In both models, symptomatic children requiring further investigations for TB diagnosis will be referred to a health facility.
Despite progress in reducing tuberculosis (TB) incidence and mortality in the past 20 years, TB is a top ten cause of death in children under 5 years worldwide. However, childhood TB remains massively underreported and undiagnosed, mostly because of the challenges in confirming its diagnosis due to the paucibacillary nature of the disease and the difficulty in obtaining expectorated sputum in children. Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 years worldwide. There is growing evidence that, in high TB burden settings, TB is common in children with pneumonia, with up to 23% of those admitted to hospital with an initial diagnosis of pneumonia later being diagnosed as TB. However, the current WHO standard of care (SOC) for young children with pneumonia considers a diagnosis of TB only if the child has a history of prolonged symptoms or fails to respond to antibiotic treatments. Hence, TB is often under-diagnosed or diagnosed late in children presenting with pneumonia. In this context, the investigators are proposing to assess the impact on mortality of adding the systematic early detection of TB using Xpert MTB/RIF Ultra, performed on NPAs and stool samples, to the WHO SOC for children with severe pneumonia, followed by immediate initiation of anti-TB treatment in children testing positive on any of the samples. TB-Speed Pneumonia is a multicentric, stepped wedge diagnostic trial conducted in six countries with high TB incidence: Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia and Cambodia.
After being admitted to and then discharged from a hospital in Cameroon for having experienced an injury, there is no established way for the health system to check in on how the discharged person is doing. The investigators have developed a set of questions with the hope that asking these questions--over the phone--to those who have been discharged from the hospital will allow them to determine which post-discharge patients would benefit from further care. The investigators believe that asking these questions over the phone is a good way of determining which post-discharge trauma patients would benefit from further care.
This was a double-blinded randomized controlled trial of 24-hour blood pressure control in sub Saharan type 2 diabetes patients, newly diagnosed for hypertension. They were allocated to receive either a fixed combination of perindopril + amlodipine or perindopril + indapamide for 42 days.
The primary aim of this project is to determine changes in the vibriocidal geometric mean titers (GMT) in subjects who receive the second dose of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) at different intervals: 2 weeks, 6 months, or 11 months following the first dose of vaccine. Secondary aims include a) vibriocidal antibody response rates in subjects who receive OCV at 2 weeks, 6 months, or 11 months following the first dose of vaccine, b) age specific serum vibriocidal GMTs following the second dose among participants given the second dose of OCV at intervals of 2 weeks, 6 months, or 11 months following the first dose of vaccine, c) GMT and antibody response rates of Immunoglobulin A (IgA) and Immunoglobulin G (IgG) anti-lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as measured by ELISA following the second dose among participants given the second dose of OCV at intervals of 2 weeks, 6 months, or 11 months following the first dose of vaccine. The hypothesis is that the vibriocidal GMT following the second dose, when given after 6 or 12 months will not be inferior to the response when the second dose is given according to the standard interval of two weeks.
Recent advances in molecular diagnostics of tuberculosis, especially the GeneXpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis/Rifampicin test have reduced the time to diagnose Rifampicin Resistant Tuberculosis (RR-TB) but only rifampicin resistance is diagnosed, leading to presumptive diagnosis of resistance to isoniazid and maybe other drugs. Thus in low and middle income countries, most drug sensitivity testing relies on phenotypic drug resistance testing, which takes up to 4 months. In addition, currently, culture on monthly sputum samples is recommended by the World Health Organization for follow-up of Rifampicin Resistant Tuberculosis patients under treatment. Unfortunately, culture is often not locally available and samples need to be transported from field to culture laboratories. The associated transport delays lead to high rates of contamination and false negative culture, particularly in laboratories in low resource settings. Many gaps for the diagnosis and management of RR-TB patients still need to be addressed and the DIAMA project (DIAgnostics for Multidrug resistant tuberculosis in Africa) study aims to address some of them.