There are about 2 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Equatorial Guinea. 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 trial will evaluate the safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity of PfSPZ Vaccine in healthy Equatoguinean adults, adolescents, children and infants who receive doses of 0.9x10^6, 1.8x10^6 or 2.7x10^6 PfSPZ Vaccine via direct venous inoculation (DVI) compared with control groups receiving normal saline (NS) placebo by DVI. In addition, the study will also assess a second PfSPZ-based vaccination approach known as PfSPZ-CVac- the administration of non-irradiated, infectious PfSPZ (PfSPZ Challenge) (1x10^5 PfSPZ) under anti-malarial chemoprophylaxis (chloroquine) in younger adults ages 18 to 35 years for safety, tolerability, immunogenicity and efficacy against controlled human malaria infection (CHMI).
This is a single center, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial to assess the safety and immunogenicity of PfSPZ Vaccine administered by direct venous inoculation (DVI). The study to be conducted in Baney District, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea (EG), will be to establish whether three doses of the higher regimen - three doses of 2.7x10^5 PfSPZ of the PfSPZ Vaccine administered at 8 week intervals - is as well-tolerated and efficacious in malaria exposed African adults as the five dose regimens. Specifically, the trial will address the following objectives: is the three dose regimen: 1. Safe and well tolerated in Equatoguinean (EG) adults. 2. As immunogenic in EG adults as is the five-dose regimen of 1.35x10^5 PfSPZ in Tanzanian and U.S. adults or as three-, four- and five-dose regimens of 2.7x10^5 PfSPZ being tested in Tanzanian, Malian and U.S. adults. In addition, as an exploratory objective, the volunteers in the EG trial will be followed longitudinally to measure the incidence of malaria during the initial six months following immunization, providing a preliminary assessment of efficacy.