There are about 16 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.
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.
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.
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.
Primary Objective: - To demonstrate the non-inferiority, in terms of clinical and parasitological efficacy on D28 of administration of Coarsucam™ (artesunate+amodiaquine fixed-dose combination), as a single daily dose, in comparison with administration of Coartem® (artemether+lumefantrine). Secondary Objectives: To compare the 3 treatment groups in terms of: - clinical and parasitological efficacy on D14 and D28 on the global population and on the subpopulation consisting of children aged under 5 years and that for patients aged 5 years and over - clinical and laboratory safety - time to parasite clearance - time to clearance of fever - changes in gametocytaemia - impact on anaemia
The study was designed to measure the effects of male and female condom promotion on STI prevalence and reported condom use by sex workers and their partners. It also examined whether the intensity of the education and support given to intended users affected adoption and sustained use of these methods. The primary objective of the study was: 1. To test the effect of supplementing community-based male and female condom promotion with clinic-based counseling, measured in terms of the level of protection in high-risk sex acts and STI prevalence. Secondary objectives of the study included: 2. To monitor short- and medium terms changes in the proportion of protected sex acts among commercial sex workers after the female condom is added to a male condom distribution system. 3. To examine short-term and medium-term changes in STI prevalence when the female condom is added to the male condom distribution system. 4. To measure the incremental cost-effectiveness of adding female condom promotion to existing male condom distribution systems
This clinical trial will compare the effectiveness of streptomycin, which historically is the standard drug for treatment of plague, with gentamicin. The hypothesis is that gentamicin is not inferior to streptomycin but that it will have less severe side effects. The study is being done in Madagascar because that country reports the most plague cases in the world. Patients coming into a participating clinic with suspected plague (bubonic, pneumonic, or septicemic) will be randomized into one of two treatment arms after giving informed consent. Patients will be monitored for side effects and for improvement of symptoms. In addition, rapid diagnostic test strips have been developed but not fully evaluated for use on humans. The investigators will evaluate these new tests on specimens from the same patients, comparing their performance with that of classical diagnostic methods such as culture and serology.