There are about 431 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.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of, and the tolerability and acceptance of an intravaginal ring (IVR) delivering both tenofovir and levonorgestrel (TFV/LNG) and an IVR delivering TFV only, compared to a placebo IVR, in women in Western Kenya.
Quasi-experimental study to evaluate whether clinical care offered to clients was more appropriate and in line with WHO recommendations for care in normally progressing labor and in labor with complications, among providers using the novel intervention, ePartogram (an electronic version of the WHO paper partograph) vs. providers who offered care using the standard paper partograph, and whether fetal/newborn outcomes were improved among cases where partograph was used.
This is a randomized controlled trial of participants with heart failure randomized into usual care plus integrated cardiac rehabilitation or usual care only. The rehabilitation protocol will comprise one month of thrice weekly sessions including supervised aerobic exercises and counseling, followed by two months of monitored home based exercises prescribed weekly. Cardiopulmonary performance status, depression and quality of life will be assessed at enrollment and upon completion of the protocol using the 6-minute walk time distance test. Plasma samples will be collected and bio-banked for metabolomic profiling and comparative outcome analysis.
The goal of this study is to understand how the Shamba Maisha household agricultural and economic intervention impacts the sexual, reproductive, and nutritional health of adolescent girls. The intervention includes: a) a human-powered water pump and other required farm commodities, b) a micro-finance loan (~$75) to purchase the pump and agricultural implements, and c) education in sustainable farming practices.
This is a single site, prospective, observational study that seeks to assess changes in mucosal immunity that occur as a result of HIV-1 exposure, HSV-2 infection, and/or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) usage to prevent HIV-1 acquisition. The study will collect mucosal and peripheral blood samples for a detailed analysis of longitudinal immune responses, while also obtaining samples for genetic characterization to understand how variants in CD101 and UBE2V1 may modulate host mucosal responses and HIV-1 infection risk.
There are 33.4 million individuals living with HIV/AIDS worldwide. Despite successful HIV prevention strategies such as condom use and reduction of sexual partners, HIV continues to spread at an alarming rate. In 2010, 2.6 millions of new infections were detected. In Sub-Saharan Africa, women represent the two-third of all new infections1. Despite the efforts of the scientific community, there is still no commercial vaccine or microbicide available. To explain this natural protection against HIV, different mechanisms have been identified. These women have a unique immune phenotype that we called Immune Quiescence. This phenotype is characterized by lower expression of genes involved in cellular activation, lower resting levels of inflammatory cytokine production, lower level of systemic activated T cells, increased levels of systemic T regulatory, increased production of anti-viral anti-protease serpins at the female genital tract and reduced numbers of HIV target cells (mainly CD4+ CCR5+ T cells) in the FGT This project aims to induce an Immune Quiescence phenotype (decreasing immune activation) to prevent HIV infection
Kenyan families experience persistently high rates of maternal and neonatal mortality, which disproportionately affects women with low income and education and those who live far from health services. Key proven interventions include prevention of pregnancy and birth spacing, early entry to antenatal care, and facility delivery. However, creative, cost-effective interventions are urgently needed to link particularly vulnerable populations with these important health services. Previous research has shown that equipping community health volunteers (CHVs) with a tool as simple as a urine pregnancy test and training to provide post-test counseling is effective in improving linkages to antenatal care and family planning services. The invesitgators' proposal includes a multi-phase process to collect qualitative data through a needs assessment (Phase 1), use community input to develop (Phase 2) and implement a pilot intervention study (Phase 3) assessing the ability of CHV-based provision of urine pregnancy tests with CHV-provided and phone-based post-test counseling to link women with antenatal care and family planning services, and collect qualitative program evaluation data (Phase 4). This will provide much-needed information for how to effectively utilize and strengthen CHVs as part of a sustainable reproductive health care delivery system to improve maternal and neonatal mortality. The broad objectives are to determine whether the use of community-based provision of urine pregnancy tests with post-test counseling and referral to care is acceptable to community health volunteers (CHVs) and participants and to determine which method of post-test counseling and referral to care, CHV-provided or phone-based, is more acceptable and more effective. Participant outcomes, including the primary outcome of utilization of ANC or family planning care, will be measured by telephone questionnaires one to three months post-enrollment. CHV outcomes will be determined by telephone questionnaires as well as review of CHV log books.
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
In this study, the investigators will only administer the intervention to children known to have neurodevelopmental delays. By focusing on adapting the intervention to be only a clinic-based treatment, a small number of community members could be trained to administer the program and increase the potential for sustainability. If the clinic-based group sessions prove to be effective for young children with neurodevelopmental delays, this would help inform the key areas of fidelity needed to maintain effectiveness of the intervention. This study is a critical first step to evaluating the Care for Child Development Intervention (CCDI) program's potential as a cross-cultural intervention that is sustainable and effective for the children at highest risk for neurodevelopmental delay. These results will have significant impacts in improving early childhood neurodevelopment both in Kenya and worldwide.
This phase II clinical trial studies the side effects of pomalidomide and how well it works in treating patients with Kaposi sarcoma and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Biological therapies, such as pomalidomide, may stimulate the immune system in different ways and stop tumor cells from growing and it may also block the growth of new blood vessels necessary for tumor growth.