There are about 40 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Gabon. 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 CADRE study is a multinational observational cohort of patients with sickle-cell disease (SCD) in five west and central sub-Saharan African countries. The aim of this project is to describe the incidence and assess the predictive factors of SCD-related micro- and macro-vascular complications in sub-Saharan Africa.
The principal objective is to evaluate a cure rate and number of adverse events of with confirmed multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patient treated with a 9months regimen.
Double blind, randomized, controlled, dose-escalation Phase 1 clinical trial in hookworm-exposed children aged 6 to 10 years living in the area of Lambaréné, Gabon. Children will receive three doses of the Na-GST-1/Alhydrogel hookworm vaccine co-administered with the Na-APR-1 (M74)/Alhydrogel hookworm vaccine or the hepatitis B vaccine co-administered with sterile saline. All injections will be delivered intramuscularly (deltoid) on approximately Days 0, 56, and 112 or 180.
Assessing the effect of neglected tropical diseases on Plasmodium falciparum transmission in an area of co endemicity.
This study will evaluate the efficacy of a fixed dose combination (FDC) containing bictegravir/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (B/F/TAF) versus dolutegravir (DTG) + a FDC containing emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (F/TAF) in HIV-1 infected, antiretroviral treatment-naive adults at Week 48.
Malaria is a protozoan infection transmitted by anopheline mosquitoes. The most severe forms are caused by Plasmodium (P) falciparum and to a much lesser extent by P. vivax. Although the interest in research on malaria has increased during the last years, yet little research is conducted on the "neglected" malaria species P. ovale and P. malariae. P. ovale being first described in 1922, it still remains unclear whether it displays dormant pre-erythrocytic liver stages, so called hypnozoites, or not. Primaquine, the only marketed drug with liver stage activity at present, can cause severe hemolysis in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficient persons and methemoglobinemia. Because G6PD is widely spread in Central Africa, it is important to explore whether additional intake of liver-active medication is really needed and on this account further research to investigating new treatment options with liver stage activity should be conducted. While, due to widespread resistance, treatment recommendations for P. falciparum and mixed infections have switched from chloroquine to the safer applicable artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs), World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines still suggest chloroquine as first line treatment for P. malariae and P. ovale mono infections. Further studies assessing alternative treatment options are largely missing. Summing up the current situation for both topics shows the need for further research. Therefore this study aims to assess the evidence and characterize the frequency of relapses in P. ovale infections with respect to differences between its subspecies as well as the effectiveness of the ACT artemether-lumefantrine in P. malariae and P. ovale mono- and mixed infections.
Primary Objective: To determine whether a single dose combination of OZ439 (Artefenomel)/FQ (Ferroquine) is an efficacious treatment for uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in adults and children. Secondary Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of OZ439 (Artefenomel)/FQ (Ferroquine): - To determine the incidence of recrudescence and re-infection. - To determine the time to relief of fever and parasite clearance. To evaluate the safety and tolerability of OZ439 (Artefenomel)/FQ (Ferroquine). To evaluate the pharmacokinetics of OZ439 (Artefenomel)/FQ (Ferroquine). To explore in vitro drug resistance of P. falciparum infecting patients >14 years old in Vietnamese sites.
The purpose of the proposed study is to compare - in a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded trial - a combination of mifepristone and misoprostol to misoprostol used alone for missed abortion.
The study is designed to establish infectivity of Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites (PfSPZ) via intravenous (IV) administration in three groups with different malaria immunity-status: 1. Adults with a history of lifelong malaria exposure without sickle cell trait (HbAA) 2. Adults with a history of lifelong malaria exposure with sickle cell trait (HbAS) 3. Adults without previous malaria episodes without sickle cell trait (HbAA) Initially a dose of 3,200 PfSPZ will be given and the time until thick blood smear positivity after challenge will be assessed. If in any of the groups with a history of lifelong malaria exposure, 50% or less of individuals become thick blood smear positive during the 28 days post injection of PfSPZ Challenge, the dose will be increased 4-fold to 12,800 PfSPZ in this group.
Na-GST-1 and Na-APR-1 are proteins expressed during the adult stage of the Necator americanus hookworm life cycle that are thought to play a role in the parasite's degradation of host hemoglobin for use as an energy source. Vaccination with recombinant GST-1 or APR-1 has protected dogs and hamsters from infection in challenge studies. This study will evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of co-administering Na-GST-1 and Na-APR-1 to healthy Gabonese adults living in an area of endemic hookworm infection.