There are about 415 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.
Malnutrition is a public health problem in Kenya, with 26% of children underfive years of age stunted, and 26% of pre-school children, 26% of women of reproductive age and 42% of pregnant women being anaemic, respectively. Agriculture is the main source of income, food and nutrients for the majority of rural families in Sub-Saharan Africa including Kenya. Most farmers are smallholders and are vulnerable to poor nutrition. Thus far, programmes have mostly focused on increasing yields and household income, but not on improving nutritional status. One Acre Fund (1AF) has over the past 10 years successfully introduced an agriculture programme to smallholder farmers in Western Kenya focusing on improving harvest. 1AF is therefore well placed to transform an existing and successful agriculture programme into the world's largest 'nutrition network' for farmers, and it is the hope that a partnership between Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and 1AF will create a strong voice for nutrition within the agriculture sector. The project aims to use an integrated programme by introducing nutrition-sensitive (improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH): e.g. soap for hand washing) and nutritionspecific (e.g. micronutrient supplements) components to 1AF's agricultural programme. The impact of such an integrated programme will be assessed in a cluster randomized intervention study in pregnant women and - after delivery - their offspring until they reach two years of age comparing one group receiving the integrated intervention to another group receiving the agricultural intervention (already in place).
This study will test the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of an interdependence theory-based couples intervention in Kenya that reaches pregnant women and male partners through home visits by male-female pairs of lay health workers, and includes offer of home-based CHTC services.
"STRENGTHS" is a transdisciplinary implementation research study, guided by the PRECEDE-PROCEED framework, to address the challenge of improving hypertension control in low-resource settings. The investigators propose to test the hypothesis that referral networks strengthened by an integrated health information technology (HIT) and peer support (PS) intervention will be effective and cost-effective in improving hypertension control among patients in western Kenya. The investigators hypothesise that the integrated HIT-PS intervention will facilitate seamless referral of hypertensive patients across the different levels of the health system compared to usual care, leading to improvement in blood pressure. If proven to be successful, STRENGTHS can serve as a model for improving referral of patients upstream and downstream in health systems worldwide.
The purpose of this pilot study is to improve inpatient monitoring of severely-ill children admitted to the hospital in low resource settings at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Given the high ratio of patients to medical staff in these settings, the lack of reliable patient monitoring tools, and the high rate of early inpatient mortality, we will prospectively train parents as monitoring aids of their hospitalized children. Early recognition and intervention in critical illness is important to avoid (further) organ failure. Parents will be taught how to assess their child's mental status, work of breathing and capillary refill time which will inform a 3-point severity of illness scale. The severity of illness will be conveyed by the parents to the medical staff via color-coded flag system. The goal is to increase the healthcare provider patient reassessment rate according to patients' level of severity to assist in early recognition and treatment of patients' deterioration.
This study will assess the impact of an HIV-1 RNA testing intervention targeting adult patients aged 18-39 years who seek urgent care for symptoms at primary care facilities and meet specific risk criteria for acute HIV infection. All newly diagnosed HIV-infected patients in the intervention arm will be linked to care and offered both immediate treatment and assisted partner notification. Partners will also be tested using the HIV testing intervention, and pre-exposure prophylaxis will be offered to uninfected individuals with HIV-infected partners. The cost-effectiveness of this intervention will be evaluated.
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
The POWER Cohort study is a PrEP implementation project to demonstrate Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) delivery for young women in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa and Kisumu, Kenya.
Every year more people die from traumatic injuries than from infections such as malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS. About 3000 people are killed annually on Kenyan roads. Hospital trauma registers have played a key role in the advancement of patient-based research and trauma care. Trauma registers offer a unique opportunity to document patient characteristics and audit outcomes, thereby creating a platform for clinical research. One of these systems is the ICD-based Injury Severity Score (ICISS) derived from and validated on hospital data to predict hospital death. The establishment of the register enables us to compare the trauma care quality with other existing or upcoming trauma registers, in different settings.
This a cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) to evaluate the effect of a novel food hygiene intervention on infant health.
To explore a further dimension of susceptibility to disease, the investigators tested the hypothesis that natural variation exists in the rapidity of IgG responses following exposure to pneumococcal polysaccharides, and that these differences are sufficiently great to affect susceptibility to and outcome of IPD. The study recruited children aged 24-36 months, who had recovered from IPD, and age-matched healthy controls and vaccinated them with 1 dose of the 23-valent PPV to mimic natural exposure. The investigators collected serum samples after vaccination and analysed the dynamics of anti-polysaccharide antibody responses to several capsular antigens.