There are about 89 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Zimbabwe. 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 study modified and contextualized a community mobilization approach in a bid to find a solution to reduce the high incidence and prevalence of child morbidity and mortality in Zimbabwe.The developed model will be tested for its effectiveness in reducing child morbidity and mortality at community level by comparing the effect of the intervention to that of the conventional community interventions.
A phase 1/2a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of ALVAC-HIV (vCP2438) and of MF59®- or AS01B-adjuvanted clade C Env protein, in healthy, HIV-uninfected adult participants
Voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) in sub-Saharan Africa is safe: the average rate of moderate and severe adverse events (AEs) at the country level is 0.8%, corresponding to 99% of men healing without incident. To reach the global target of 20 million by 2018, VMMC productivity needs to double in countries already plagued by severe healthcare worker shortages like Zimbabwe. The ZAZIC consortium partners with the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) and performed over 120,000 VMMCs. Current VMMC care in Zimbabwe requires in-person, follow-up visits at post-operative days 2,7, and 42. Over 95% adhere to multiple follow-up visits within 14 days of VMMC. ZAZIC's program has an overall AE rate of 0.4%; therefore, overstretched clinic staff conducted more than 200,000 unnecessary reviews for VMMC clients without complications. High mobile phone ownership, severe healthcare worker shortages, and rapid VMMC scale up make ZAZIC's VMMC program an ideal setting to test a mobile health (mHealth) intervention to reduce provider workload while safeguarding patient safety. Through an un-blinded, prospective, randomized, control trial (RCT) in high-volume facilities providing VMMC, ZAZIC will implement an interactive, two-way texting (2wT) intervention to identify men healing without complication, allowing them to decline routine in-person follow up visits. 2wT will simultaneously identify men with any sign of an adverse event, encouraging rapid in-person follow-up when an AE is suspected on any day, reducing unnecessary visits while maintaining quality care. We aim to 1) determine if 2wT can safely reduce VMMC follow-up visits; 2) estimate the cost savings associated with 2wT over routine VMMC follow-up; and 3) assess the acceptability and feasibility of 2wT for further scale-up. It is expected that this intervention with be as safe as routine care while providing distinct advantages in terms of efficiency, costs, and reduced healthcare worker burden. This approach is innovative as it focuses on using a low-cost mHealth intervention to reduce provider workload without deterioration in quality care. The success of this intervention could lead to adoption of this intervention at the national level, increasing efficiency of VMMC scale up and reducing burdens on providers and patients
The primary purpose of this study is to assess the preventive vaccine efficacy (VE), safety and tolerability of a heterologous prime/boost regimen utilizing Ad26.Mos4.HIV and aluminum-phosphate adjuvanted Clade C gp140 for the prevention of Human Immuno Virus (HIV) infection in HIV-seronegative women residing in sub-Saharan Africa from confirmed HIV-1 infections diagnosed between the Month 7 and Month 24 visits.
This is a prospective, non-randomized, open-label study to look at the uptake, adherence to, and impact of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), antiretroviral therapy (ART), semen washing, and vaginal insemination to prevent HIV among HIV-discordant couples attempting conception in Zimbabwe.
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.
D²EFT is a randomised, open-label study in HIV-1 infected patients failing first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART). The study compares a novel regimen of second-line ART (dolutegravir and darunavir pharmaco-enhanced with ritonavir) with the WHO recommended regimen of 2(t)NRTIs plus a ritonavir-boosted PI (Standard of Care (SOC)). 610 participants from 10 predominantly low-middle income countries will be followed for 96 weeks with the primary endpoint at week 48. The design is based on the hypothesis that the new regimen will be non-inferior to SOC in terms of virologic control while being easier to take, economically viable and affording simplification of treatment programs.
Youth with evidence of virologic failure defined as an HIV VL>400 copies/mL on two consecutive occasions at least 1 month apart will be eligible for enrollment. Youth will be randomized to a community based peer counseling support group or clinic based standard of care, with viral load, and drug monitoring evaluations at 3 month intervals to determine the efficacy of the intervention in improving adherence and virologic suppression.
To assess the acceptance rate, adherence, acceptability, and continuation of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among young southern African women.
MTN-032 is an exploratory sub-study of the ASPIRE and HOPE trials that will utilize qualitative In-Depth Interviews (IDIs) and Focus-Group Discussions (FGDs) to explore socio-contextual and trial specific issues which affected participants' adherence to the dapivirine vaginal ring (VR).