There are about 136 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.
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).
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.
The study is designed to assess the impact of an educational intervention program on the knowledge, attitude and behaviour towards pregnancy prevention based on Health Belief Model amongst adolescent girls in Northern Ghana. It is a randomised clustered controlled trial to be conducted on Senior High School students in Northern Ghana The study hypothesises that knowledge, attitude and behaviour of adolescents towards pregnancy prevention will differ between the groups.
Household air pollution (HAP) is a top-priority public health problem in developing countries. According to the most recent comparative risk assessment, 3.5 million people die prematurely each year as a result of HAP exposures. While uncertainties remain regarding causal links between HAP exposures and health, the time is ripe for focused research into effective interventions. Limited past research has shown that the demand for clean cookstoves is low, and that households continue to use traditional hearths even when they have clean stoves. The investigators propose to harness an existing cohort in Ghana to study factors that increase the adoption of clean cookstoves, and to test strategies to promote adoption and continued use.
KAE609 will be evaluated primarily for hepatic safety of single and multiple doses in sequential cohorts with increasing doses. This study aims to determine the maximum safe dose of the investigational drug KAE609 in malaria patients.
The goal of the proposed amplicon sequencing and genotyping study is to assess vaccine efficacy against clinical and asymptomatic malaria infection using ultra-sensitive molecular amplification and sequencing methodology to detect Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) parasites from serial blood samples to be collected from children immunized with the primary and yearly booster immunizations of the RTS,S/AS01E vaccine as part of their participation in Protocol MALARIA-094 (parent clinical study protocol). Genomic analysis will be performed on parasites from blood spot samples collected from children aged 5 17 months immunized with RTS,S/AS01E on different dosage and schedule regimens under the parent clinical study protocol.
The investigators will establish an evidence base for the Nifty Feeding Cup by evaluating its effectiveness and caregiver satisfaction. The investigators will conduct a randomized crossover trial that compares the Nifty Feeding Cup to a standardized, generic medicine cup used to feed preterm infants with breastfeeding difficulties at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana.
The study intends to establish proof of concept for a fractional dose schedule under conditions of natural exposure in children 5-17 months old at first vaccination. The study also aims to establish the role of third dose spacing in a fractional dose schedule, describe the effect of an earlier full fourth dose at Month 14 and describe the effect of multiple fractional or full yearly doses.
The Ghana study will hypothesize that both the multiple dose and single dose of mebendazole will achieve effective cure rates against hookworm among children and adolescents. This study is intended to be a pilot study for a planned Phase 3 registration trial of a new drug for hookworm, tribendimidine.