There are about 186 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Burkina Faso. 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 Population: Participants of the previous PRIMVAC vaccine trial and women aged 18 to 35 years Sample Size: 90 Study duration: 21 months Subject duration: 12 months if pregnancy doesn't occurred. In case of pregnancy, the participant will be followed up until the delivery. Study Design: Long term observational study comparing the immunology trend of 3 groups of i) women who received the PRIMVAC Vaccine or Placebo during the phase 1b trial in Burkina Faso; ii) women of the same age and nulligravid who did not participate in the phase 1b trial iii) women of the same age and primigravid who did not participate in the phase 1b trial Co Primary objectives - To assess the dynamics of humoral immune response to the vaccine antigen during long term follow up of the study participants - To evaluate the functional durability of the humoral immune responses of women who participated in the phase 1b vaccine trial compared to women of the same age Secondary objectives - To assess the cellular immune response during the follow-up period - To assess the incidence of clinical malaria on study participants - To assess the prevalence of Placental Malaria in study participants and adverse outcomes such as maternal anemia, low birth weight, stillbirth and prematurity.
Context: HIV-positive young people aged 15 to 24 are a heterogeneous population in terms of gender, age, mode of transmission, sexual orientation and risk-taking. This most vulnerable age group is at greater risk of disruption of medical care and poor compliance, and has greater needs for psychosocial support and differentiated health services. It remains highly invisible in West African countries, both in the definition of care policies and in the allocation of resources and community representation. Objectives: The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of retention in care, health and well-being of adolescents and young adults living with HIV (AYAHIV) and to support their integration into the community space. SO1: Support the operationalisation of the transition of HIV-infected adolescents from paediatrics to adult medical services in a stakeholder inclusive, participatory and responsive approach SO2: Contribute to the empowerment and autonomy of adolescents and young adults living with HIV in the project environment SO3: Contribute to the generation and dissemination of evidence-based information and recommendations on the situation and needs of adolescents and young adults, including key populations, living with HIV Target: Approximately 67 caregivers∙e∙s ≥ 25 years old, of which 64%F, 30 peer-referent associations of 20-24 years old (ratio F/H= 1:1), 700 AYAHIV ≥ 15 years old, of which 47%F, in paediatrics and 500-600 AYAHIV aged 15-24 years old in adult medicine, of which 41%F, and including AYAHIV associations Summary of activities: Based on the capitalisation and pooling of experiences of partner teams, the project proposes to support the implementation of transition in a pragmatic approach, adapted to the needs of adolescents and inclusive of carers, adolescents and community peers. More globally, it contributes to improving the health, empowerment and autonomy of HIV-positive youth, including key populations, in particular through support to training, structuring and community representation of youth associations, documentation of the conditions of entry into care and their specific needs, including digital health, production and availability of evidence and recommendations in this West African context and advocacy building. A multidisciplinary and participatory research-action project, carried out by the IRD in Senegal and financed by Sidaction, accompanies the three specific objectives of the project.
This trial will serve as an outcome evaluation of 'Adolescent Transition in West Africa' (ATWA), a school-based program in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger for adolescents ages 10-19. The overall objectives of the project are as follows: Impact: Improved sexual and reproductive health and rights of 472,180 adolescents. Outcome 1: Improved sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality knowledge, intent, and behaviors among 472,180 adolescents. Outcome 2: 500 health facilities offer quality adolescent responsive SRH services that are used by adolescent girls and boys. To evaluate program impact, an external evaluation will be conducted. A pre/post cross-sectional evaluation design will be used across two evaluation years.
Emergence of antibiotic resistance (AMR) is a serious concern for Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs). Unregulated use of antibiotics, a major AMR driver, is highly prevalent in LMICs, with medicine stores as key providers. Physical interactions between One Health compartments increase cross-domain transmission risks, although the relative importance of different reservoirs is uncertain, with community-level dynamics of AMR in LMICs largely unquantified. In two rural health districts in Burkina Faso and DR Congo, a behavioural intervention bundle will be developed, targeting medicine stores and their communities, to optimise antibiotic use and improve hygiene, and hence reduce AMR prevalence and transmission. After a 6-month local co-development phase, the intervention will be implemented over 12 months and evaluated through a comparison between intervention and control clusters, consisting of one or more villages or neighbourhoods largely seeking healthcare with the same provider(s). The primary outcome measure is the change in Watch antibiotic provision from medicine stores (where a formal prescription is not required), assessed via patient exit interviews and simulated client visits. Changes in hygiene practices and AMR pathogen and gene carriage will be assessed in repeated population surveys. Rodents, living in close proximity to humans in much of sub-Sahara Africa, provide a proxy estimate of environmental AMR pathogen and gene exposure. Using modelling and sequencing of selected isolates, impact of AMR transmission by changes in antibiotic use and hygiene practices will be quantified.
SUNRISE aims to develop and evaluate a radio campaign to promote nurturing care behaviours in the first 3 years of life, particularly responsive parenting and providing opportunities for early learning. The campaign will be broadcast by local radio stations in Burkina Faso for 3 years and comprise: 60-second radio 'spots' including scripted dramas and modelling of responsive parent-child interactions, broadcast 10 times a day in weekly cycles; plus long format evening programs 2-3 times/week, incorporating longer dramas, real life testimonials and practical 'how to' advice, with space for listeners to call in, express opinions and ask questions. The campaign's impact on early child development (ECD) will be evaluated using a cluster RCT design, alongside a process and health economic evaluation.
The main objective of this research is to identify and characterize the different molecular variants of SARS-CoV-2, emerging and / or circulating in several countries of Sub-Saharan Africa (Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Mali, Chad and Republic of Congo) and determine their role in the evolution of the pandemic.
Maternal undernutrition concerns 10-19% of women of reproductive age globally, the vast majority of which live in sub Saharan Africa and south Asia. Recommendations for nutritional interventions to tackle the problem range from per-pregnancy supplementation to upstream interventions targeting women of reproductive age before conception. To render the latter interventions cost-effective and sustainable, experts recommend to focus on food processing that leads to an enhanced nutrient content. One such method, which has been known and practiced for centuries in diverse societies, is fermentation. Traditionally fermented foods are diverse, widespread and highly appreciated in Burkina Faso. The present study aims to investigate the effect of fermented millet porridge on gut microbiota diversity, stool short chain fatty acid concentration and inflammation markers level in women of reproductive age living in rural Burkina Faso.
In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), fever remains a major public health problem in children. The introduction of malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) in routine healthcare has greatly improved the management of malaria. However, despite the good attitude of healthcare workers to adhere to malaria RDT test results, persisting hrp2antigen and low sensitivity of pLDH RDT negatively affect antimalarials and antibiotics prescriptions practices. This is one of the main causes of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and inappropriate management of febrile diseases. To improve the diagnosis of febrile diseases and subsequent prescription of antimicrobials, it is hypothesized that the implementation of an algorithm including a two-step malaria RDT PfHRP2/pLDH supported by point-of-care tests (POCTs) for C-reactive protein, oximetry, and bacterial infection such as Group A Streptococcus, and Salmonella/Shigella, will significantly improve the management of febrile diseases and thereby tackling AMR. To assess the value of the proposed algorithm, an open-label randomized controlled trial with three arms, enrolling febrile children under 5 years is proposed. - In the control arm, febrile children will benefit from a complete clinical examination. Treatment will be done according to the national guideline. - In RDTs decisional algorithm (RDT-DA) arm (intervention), the complete clinical examination will be supported by two-step malaria RDT and bacterial infections RDTs. Prescription will be left to the discretion of the healthcare workers. - In e-algorithm arm (intervention), the complete clinical examination and the outcomes of RDTs (malaria and bacterial infections) will be digitalized. Diagnostic and prescription will be done by the algorithm. A final follow-up visit (day7) will be scheduled for all participants. Patients will be asked to return to the health facilities in case of no improvement. Primary study outcomes will be the proportion of curative case and antimicrobial(s) prescribed in each arm. Secondary outcomes include: (i) adherence of healthcare workers to the algorithm; (ii) adherence of parents/guardian to treatment; (iii) accuracy of the algorithm for the diagnostic of malaria. This project will serve as a path of policy change in the management of febrile diseases and AMR. By relying on existing RDTs available, the implementation of this algorithm will tackle AMR and provide better care. If successful, the project will equip the lead applicant to establish himself as an independent researcher with ability to further build his own research team. The project will also offer training opportunities to young scientists, and further strengthen already existing capacities of the home institute.
The goal is to assess the feasibility and acceptability of integrating into existing health systems, provision of HPV screening and treatment of pre-cancerous cervical cancer lesions with ablative treatments in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guatemala, and the Philippines. Study findings will inform implementation of cervical cancer prevention and treatment services as part of a global effort to eliminate cervical cancer, with particular relevance for low-and-middle income countries. This will inform country strategy and guidelines on offering integrated cervical cancer prevention and treatment services in a manner that is culturally sensitive, client oriented, and system appropriate.
Opioid free anesthesia is a promising practice in anesthesia. Studies already carried out have compared OFA to an opioid or "opioid anesthesia" (OA) protocol without the use of antihyperalgesic in the OA protocol. Most of the studies currently available have been carried out in Europe, America and a few in Asia under conditions other than those available in precarious situations.That's why we decide to conduct a study to evaluate the effectiveness of an OFA protocol in maxillofacial surgery in Burkina Faso.