There are about 147 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Ghana. 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 study is a multi-centre interventional study at seven tertiary paediatric surgery centres in Ghana, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania aimed at reducing mortality from gastroschisis.
Adolescent girls in the Upper Manya Krobo (UMK) district, Ghana are disproportionately burdened by ill-health in relation to their male counterparts. Research also shows that this demographic lacks access to nutrition education and health services. This research aims to assess the feasibility and influence of an intervention that utilizes a participatory video education model on adolescent girls' nutrition knowledge, dietary habits and health behaviour. To address our research objectives, we will conduct a school-based cluster randomized control pilot trial with adolescent girls, 12-16 years of age, who are part of existing girls' clubs in 20 schools of the Upper Manya Krobo district. The intervention group (10 schools) will use a participatory video education model and the control group consists of standard-of-care education received in regular girls' club gatherings. The intervention groups develop a storyboard and produce a short 5-7 minute film on a nutritional issue. These videos can be used by teachers as a means of sharing nutrition information with students and in stimulating discussion around the nutrition topic. Baseline and end line surveys will be conducted to assess nutrition literacy indicators and nutrition behaviour. We will use surveys to assess nutritional knowledge and attitude; food frequency questionnaire to record dietary intakes; and in-depth interviews with participants and school staff to assess challenges and strengths of the nutrition education model being delivered.
The Duke research team will work with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and lead the design and implementation of a cluster-randomized trial in Northern Ghana to assess the impact of the Integrated Mothers and Babies Course & Early Childhood Development (iMBC/ECD) intervention on the mental wellbeing of mothers of children under 2 and their children's attainment of age-appropriate developmental milestones.
The purpose of the study is to Evaluate the Effect of Ticagrelor versus Placebo in Reducing the Rate of Vaso-Occlusive Crises in Paediatric Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Ghana, a Low-Middle Income Country (LMIC) situated in the heart of West Africa started a national health insurance scheme in 2003.The scheme was designed to provide a comprehensive benefit package inclusive of surgical care and to protect against the need to pay out of pocket at the point of service. As of 2013, close to 40% of the population of Ghana was actively enrolled and ongoing plans to expand coverage by the government. This study tests the extent to which the national health insurance scheme of Ghana provides financial risk protection against catastrophic payments as a result of access to surgical care.
To provide real world data on patient characteristics, disease management, healthcare utilization, and outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes and established micro- and/or macrovascular disease
The DOLF Ocular Changes after Ivermectin study will investigate the kinetics of O. volvulus microfilaria (Mf) in the eye following treatment with ivermectin. The primary objective is to determine the proportion of participants with complete Mf clearance from the eye at 3 and 6 months following treatment with ivermectin (IVM).
This pilot study aims to introduce three interventions directed toward mitigating anemia among women in Ghana, including: 1) multi-sectoral behavior change, 2) strengthening market engagement of fish processors, 3) improving fish smoking technology and practices. These interventions will be implemented among female fish processors, a population that represents a promising focal area for intervention within fisheries value chains, which have been identified as a uniquely promising sector for intervention to mitigate anemia among women. The investigators expect that the findings from this study will inform understanding of how best to design, implement, and evaluate interventions into fisheries and other animal-source food value chains in Ghana and across sub-Saharan Africa to address anemia and other nutritional and health concerns.
The purpose of this Phase I study is to investigate the pharmacokinetic properties of ticagrelor in pediatric patients from 0 to less than 24 months with sickle cell disease. Ticagrelor dose level adjustment will require a Protocol amendment and regulatory approval.
Uptake of a community-based evidence-supported interventions for hypertension control in Ghana are urgently needed to address the cardiovascular disease epidemic and resulting illness, deaths, and societal costs. This study will evaluate the effect of Practice Facilitation on the uptake and maintenance of the evidence-based task-shifting strategies for hypertension control (TASSH) protocol across 70 Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) zones delivered by trained community health officers. Findings from this study will provide policy makers and other stakeholders the "how to do it" empirical literature on the uptake of evidence-based interventions in Ghana, which may be applicable to other low-income countries.