There are about 201 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Ghana. 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 ongoing Malaria Vaccine Pilot Evaluation (MVPE) is being conducted in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya through community and sentinel hospital surveillance systems and a series of household surveys (to measure vaccine coverage). The Malaria Vaccine Pilot Evaluation-Case Control (MVPE-CC) registered here as observational study is embedded within MVPE comprising case-control studies of clinical and mortality outcomes. Each case will require four controls, and caregiver informed consent will be required prior to study activities. These observational case control studies will measure as complementary information to what is being collected through MVPE: 1. Safety among children who received the malaria vaccine, with focus on cerebral malaria, meningitis and severe malaria 2. The impact of the malaria vaccine on all-cause mortality for boys and girls, AND 3. Promote use of case-control approaches by Expanded Programmes on Immunization (EPI) and malaria control programmes.
The overall aim of the research is to conduct a randomised controlled trial of KOKOPlus in young HIV exposed children attending HIV clinics in Accra, Ghana to test the effectiveness of KOKOPlus over a period of 6 months to improve nutritional status and child development in HIV exposed children 6-12 months of age in Accra
This study is a cluster randomized trial carried out in schools of secondary cities of four low- and middle income countries. Baseline surveys in 30 randomly selected schools will assess the health behaviours of 13-17 year old students as well as school policies and practices. The intervention arm (15 schools) will use the baseline information to develop a package of actions in collaboration with students, teachers, and local authorities that will subsequently be implemented an monitored over two years. Follow-up surveys to evaluate the effectiveness of the implemented actions will be conducted after two years in all 30 previously selected schools.
Violence has severe and long-lasting negative consequences for children's and adolescents' well-being and psychosocial functioning, thereby also hampering communities' and societies' economic growth. Studies show high prevalence of violence by teachers against children in Sub-Saharan Africa, both in countries where violence is lawful as disciplinary measure at school and in countries where it has been officially banned. In addition to legal and structural factors (e. g. stressful working conditions for teachers), attitudes favoring violence against children as an effective and acceptable discipline method and the lack of access to alternative non-violent strategies are likely to contribute to teachers' ongoing use of violence against children. Notwithstanding, there are currently very few school-level interventions to reduce violence by teachers that a) have been scientifically evaluated and b) that focus both on changing attitudes towards violence and on equipping teachers with non-violent discipline strategies. Thus, the present study tests the effectiveness of the preventative intervention Interaction Competencies with Children - for Teachers (ICC-T) in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana. Previous studies have provided initial evidence on the feasibility and effectiveness of ICC-T to reduce teacher violence in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania and secondary schools in Uganda. This study aims to provide further evidence for the effectiveness of ICC-T to reduce violence and to improve children's functioning (i.e. mental health, well-being, academic performance) across educational settings, societies and cultures.
This project aims to monitor the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines worldwide actively. The primary objectives of the project include a) to estimate the prevalence of each local and systemic side effect of each COVID-19 vaccine among healthcare workers (HCW), old adults over +65 (OA), and schoolteachers (ST); b) to evaluate the potential demographic and medical risk factors for side effects frequency and intensity; c) to evaluate the long-term consequences of COVID-19 vaccines. The secondary objectives include a) to evaluate the relative safety of COVID-19 vaccines compared to each other; b) to evaluate the impact of palliative drugs used by the recently vaccinated individuals on their short-term side effects resolution.
The purpose of this study is to conduct a pragmatic, stepped wedge cluster randomized trial in 12 HIV pediatric clinics in Ghana to determine effectiveness, health benefits, cost and implementation to inform scale-up and sustainability of pediatric disclosure.
We aim to study the effect of a structured diabetes education program (DESMOND) on diabetes outcomes in a ghanaian population over 3 months
This is a diagnostic evaluation comparing the performance of real-time PCR performed at a national reference laboratory and a LAMP assay performed at a regional hospital for the diagnosis of yaws
This is a cluster randomized controlled trial to determine the efficacy of the WHO QR online training compared with a placebo intervention in improving the knowledge about human rights, the attitudes towards people with psychosocial disabilities, and the practices related to substitute-decision making and coercion among mental health professionals. Given the impact human rights violations have on the health of persons with psychosocial disabilities, an effort is needed to carry out methodologically strong research in this area. The study proposed will provide robust evidence to support further investment in interventions such as the WHO QualityRights training and make steps forward promoting the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities.
This pilot aims to generate data that are critical for informing the design of a planned, more detailed study to evaluate the effect of multiple micronutrient (MN)-fortified bouillon cube on biomarkers of nutrient status of women and children. Data collection includes measures of nutritional status and dietary intake among women and children and their households in communities in northern Ghana.