There are about 14 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Madagascar. 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 aim of this open-label randomized controlled trial conducted in four African countries (Madagascar, Niger, Central African Republic and Senegal) is to compare three strategies of renutrition for moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in children based on modulation of the gut microbiota with enriched flours alone, enriched flours with prebiotics or enriched flours coupled with antibiotic treatment. Cognitive development of children (Senegal) will also be studied and compared.
STUDY OBJECTIVE To confirm the incidence of in-hospital postoperative complications in adult surgical patients in Africa. STUDY DESIGN Seven day, African national multi-centre prospective observational cohort study of adult (≥18 years) patients undergoing surgery. Patients will be followed up for a maximum of 30 days. We will follow the original International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) study design. The primary outcome is in-hospital postoperative complications in adult surgical patients in Africa. Secondary outcomes include in-hospital mortality and the relationship between postoperative complications and postoperative mortality. The intention is to present a representative sample of surgical outcomes across all African countries. This study will run between February and March 2016.
Due to waning of infectious as well as vaccine immunity and lack of vaccination boosters, a large number of adolescents and adults are no longer immunized against Bordetella pertussis, the agent of whooping cough and consequently may contract whooping cough. Furthermore, these populations represent a reservoir of the infectious agent from which the dissemination to non-immune infants is possible, causing severe illness, or even death, in this age group. Few studies have been carried out on whooping cough in developing countries (incidence, contaminator's age, etc.) and, specifically, none have assessed the duration of protection induced by the whole cell pertussis (wP) vaccine mainly presently used in these countries. However, data on the duration of vaccine induced protection are essential to determine i) the usefulness of vaccine boosters and ii) the target age group for these boosters. The aims of the present study are: - To evaluate the proportion of confirmed pertussis cases in infants presenting whooping cough syndrome (WP1a) - To evaluate the proportion of confirmed pertussis cases or healthy carriers among contact cases - To determine origin of the infant's contamination (WP1b) - To determine the duration of protection induced by the wP vaccines used in contact cases and the child population aged 3 to 15 yo (WP1b and WP2) - To bring new scientific evidences documenting the potential need for initiating boosters (WP1b and WP2) - To allow a comparison of the results with those obtained using the same methodology for the acellular pertussis vaccine and/or in other contexts. Potential implications for the use of pertussis vaccines in low and moderate income countries. - To increase local capabilities by the transfer of materials and expertise that will make the diagnosis of pertussis possible in the centres of reference and strengthen a pertussis monitoring network in the implicated countries. - To improve children's health through a better match of the vaccination schedule according to the reality of the situation.
The purpose of this study is to find out whether Self-HPV may be an accurate method for the follow-up of women with a history of HPV infection.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether smartphone photos may assist health-care worker (on-site) and to evaluate the diagnostic reliability and accuracy of cervical examination with smartphone photos of VIA (D-VIA), on-site and off-site, compared with conventional VIA, for human papillomavirus (HPV) positive women.
The main challenge of the ChARLI program is to assess the clinical burden of severe neonatal and childhood bacterial infections in low-income countries,in particular those caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. This program will address both healthcare associated, as well as community acquired infections. Beside its main challenge, the ChARLI program will also allow the assessment of the economic burden of these infections, the improvement of their medical care and then ultimately help to set public health interventions and guide public health measures necessary to combat bacterial infections and bacterial resistance in children. It will also lead to set up more basic research investigation to better understand how pathogenic and epidemic may be the resistant clones in these countries and to experiment innovative strategies devoted to prevent these infections. In order to achieve these objectives, an international paediatric cohort will be created, and monitored a platform. This will be done first within the Institut Pasteur International Network (IPIN) and possibly extended in some others low income countries where the IPIN has no center. This constituted initiative will represent the first international pediatric program of its size to be located in low-income countries and specifically focusing severe bacterial infections and bacterial resistance to antibiotics
This one-year observational study will monitor the contraceptive effectiveness, safety and acceptability of Zarin during the first year of use after the method has been approved for public use in Madagascar. It will be implemented by Marie Stopes Madagascar with technical support from Marie Stopes International and FHI. 300 women of reproductive age who selected Zarin as their primary method of contraception will be enrolled in the study at the MSM outreach sites and static clinics.
A cross-sectional study of urogenital schistosomiasis and sexually transmitted infections (STI) prevalence and associated morbidity in a rural community in Madagascar. Clearance of infections and resolution of morbidity were subsequently studied in two phases following systematic anti-STI and anti-schistosoma treatment, respectively.
This randomized study will examine the efficacy, safety and acceptability of misoprostol for treatment of incomplete abortion. Women diagnosed with incomplete abortion will be randomized to receive one of the following regimens: In Tanzania and Mozambique: 1. 600 mcg of oral misoprostol in one dose, or 2. Standard surgical treatment (MVA) In Moldova and Madagascar: 1. 600 mcg of oral misoprostol in one dose, or 2. 400 mcg of sublingual misoprostol in one dose. In Burkina Faso and Vietnam: 1. 400 mcg of sublingual misoprostol in one dose. We hypothesize that treatment of incomplete abortion with either 400 mcg sublingual misoprostol, 600 mcg oral misoprostol or MVA are equally effective in evacuating the uterus.
The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of Technique Kangourou (TK) between low birth weight (LBW) infants and their mothers started as soon as possible within 24 hours after birth in developing country. For the purpose of this study, TK is defined as skin-to-skin direct and continuous (24 hours) contact between LBW infants and their mothers or any other people who substitute mothers.