There are about 372 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Kenya. 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 proposal is a program evaluation of a group care delivery model designed for pregnant women that was implemented as a pilot project in Teso District, Kenya in 2012.
This team has shown that chamas can be tailored to increase the uptake of health services in pregnancy and infancy, sustain themselves beyond the period of funding and become integrated within a county's health strategy. However, further investment is warranted to validate this intervention in a new region to ensure the positive effects on MNCH are a result of chamas and can be replicated. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate that chamas are an effective service-delivery platform for improving women's and children's health and well-being in western Kenya.
Children with severe malnutrition who are admitted sick to hospitals have a high mortality(death rate), usually because of infection. All children with severe malnutrition admitted to hospitals are treated with antibiotics(medication used to kill bacteria). However, the current antibiotics used in hospitals may not be the most effective. It is possible that the antibiotics that are currently used after initial antibiotics should be used first. No studies have been carried out to determine if the current antibiotics used for treating malnourished children who are sick and admitted in hospital are the most appropriate. The aim of this study is to find out if a changed antibiotic system for children with malnutrition is safe, reduces the risk of death and improves nutritional recovery.
This study aims to test the hypothesis that a multi-sectoral agricultural and microfinance intervention designed to improve household food security, prevent antiretroviral treatment failure, and reduce co-morbidities among people living with HIV/AIDS will lead to improvements in the nutrition, health and development of children under 5 years old who reside in households of adults who participate in the Shamba Maisha intervention.
This cluster randomized trial will assess whether the provision of multiple oral-fluid based HIV self-test kits to HIV-negative women at high risk of acquiring HIV in western Kenya is an approach that promotes HIV testing among women's sexual partners, facilitates better sexual decision making, and reduces women's risk of acquiring HIV.
Although the current World Health Organization (WHO) recommended management package for acute diarrhoea (ORS, zinc and feeding advice) has contributed to significant reductions in diarrhoea associated mortality, over half a million children continue to die annually as a result of acute diarrhoeal episodes. In addition, rates of mortality in young children in the 90 days following an episode of acute diarrhoea appear at least as high as mortality that occurs during the acute episode. The long-term benefits of antibiotic administration may result from direct antimicrobial effects on pathogens or from other incompletely understood mechanisms including improved nutrition, alterations in immune tolerance or improved enteric function. Optimizing antibiotic treatment of acute diarrhoea episodes in very young children with severe disease may offer the opportunity to significantly reduce diarrhoea associated deaths in the 90 days following presentation for acute diarrhoea and may also improve growth. The investigators propose to evaluate the efficacy of an antibiotic (azithromycin) delivered in a specific, targeted fashion to young children (< 2 years of age) at high risk of diarrhoea associated mortality in a multi-site randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. The study will evaluate the ability of the intervention to reduce mortality within 90 days of the acute diarrhoeal episode, and improve nutritional status over the same period.
This is an open label, Phase III, randomized, controlled, parallel arm multicentre non-inferiority clinical trial to compare the efficacy and safety of two combination regimens of Miltefosine and Paromomycin with the standard SSG-PM for the treatment of primary adult and children VL patients in Eastern Africa.
The primary objective of this study is to use a well-characterized pediatric AMPATH cohort, with detailed medication-taking, drug level, and clinical data, to longitudinally evaluate treatment failure and drug resistance to improve long-term care for HIV-infected children in Kenya and other RLS. Examining treatment failure and drug resistance emergence in children on ART and what factors impact these negative outcomes, will provide needed data to critically evaluate the efficacy of current ART, weight-based pediatric drug dosing guidelines, and recommendations for subsequent therapies. The objective is to specifically characterize how non-adherence leads to a lack of viral suppression and to drug resistance evolution, and how this characterization can inform interventions to improve adherence and increase treatment success.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a combination of evidence-based strategies can improve intrapartum and newborn care in facilities to reduce mortality among preterm infants. This will be a cluster randomized implementation science study across 23 facilities in Eastern Uganda and Western Kenya. Selected interventions will be supported in facilities to measure impact during the study period. These interventions are: a) data strengthening and data use activities; b) implementation of a modified WHO Safe Childbirth Checklist with an emphasis on preterm labor and preterm babies; c) simulation-based provider training and mentoring on key existing evidence-based practices to improve newborn outcomes; d) support of Quality Improvement (QI) cycles to identify and resolve facility-specific issues and bottlenecks. A two-stage design will be used where all study facilities will receive some aspects of the intervention initially, namely data strengthening and the modified checklist. Subsequently, the remaining interventions (QI cycles and simulation training of providers) will be rolled out to a randomly selected half of the facilities in the first stage. At a second stage, the remaining half of the facilities will receive the remaining interventions.
The objective of this research study is to examine the implementation of and outcomes associated with an evidence-based practice (EBP), specifically Multiple Family Group (MFG) targeting youth disruptive behavior challenges and success, through a scale up intervention study in Uganda, and two pilot studies that will be conducted in Kenya and Ghana