There are about 65 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Haiti. 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.
IMPAACT 2028 is an observational prospective study to characterize a cohort of early treated children who may participate in future research related to HIV remission or cure. Up to approximately 250 participants will be in the study for approximately seven years. No intervention is provided in the study.
Violence has severe and long-lasting negative consequences for children's and adolescents' well-being and academic functioning, which can hinder communities' and societies' economic growth. According to the Human Development Index, Haiti is one of the least developed countries in the world and the least developed in the Western hemisphere. Although Haiti has officially signed international and national laws aiming to protect children, preliminary reports suggest high rates of violence against children at schools. In addition to a lack of adequate training and supervision of teachers and an underdeveloped education system, 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, no school-level interventions addressing these factors to reduce violence by teachers have been scientifically evaluated in Haiti so far. Thus, the present study tests the effectiveness of the preventative intervention Interaction Competencies with Children - for Teachers (ICC-T) in primary schools in Haiti. 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 first evidence for the effectiveness of ICC-T to reduce violence and to improve children's functioning (i.e. mental health, well-being, academic performance) in a cultural setting outside of Sub-Saharan Africa.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the efficacy (how well the medicines work) and tolerability (whether participants stop treatment because of side effects from a drug or treatment) of an anti-TB treatment regimen that compares two doses of linezolid (LZD), combined with bedaquiline (BDQ), delamanid (DLM), and clofazimine (CFZ). This study will also measure the level of these medicines in the participants' blood.
The premise of this trial is that a combined nutrition (eggs) and parenting behavior intervention (responsive parenting combined with the reinforcement of animal source foods and improved WASH) will synergistically result in improved child growth, development, and reduced enteric disease outcomes over and above a nutrition only intervention and standard well baby care. This study is a 3-arm longitudinal randomized controlled trial (RCT) to compare the following groups for effectiveness in reducing young child stunted growth and enhancing overall development:1) standard well-baby care, (n=200); 2) nutrition intervention (one egg per day for 6 months), (n=200); and 3) multicomponent Grandi Byen intervention (responsive parenting, nutrition, hygiene + one egg per day for 6 months), (n=200). Infants will be enrolled between 6-8 months of age and followed longitudinally for one year.
The investigators are conducting an unblinded pilot randomized control trial of 250 persons living with HIV (PLWH), aged 18-65 years, who receive antiretroviral therapy care at Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi's Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO), are virally suppressed, and have pre-hypertension (systolic blood pressure (SBP) 120-139 or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) 80-89 mmHg) to be randomized to early hypertension (HTN) treatment versus standard of care (SOC). Participants will be recruited from GHESKIO's HIV clinic. Eligible individuals will complete informed consent and be randomized to early HTN treatment vs. SOC. Participants in early HTN treatment will initiate amlodipine immediately versus those in SOC will initiate amlodipine only if they meet the HTN threshold (SBP ≥140 or DBP ≥90 mmHg) during the study period. All participants will be followed for 12 months.
This randomized trial compares the efficacy of switching to a fixed-dose combination of B/F/TAF versus continuing a boosted protease inhibitor (bPI) regimen in HIV-1 infected participants who are virologically suppressed (HIV-1 RNA <200 copies) on a second-line bPI regimen. Half of participants will receive B/F/TAF and half will continue a bPI regimen. The hypothesize is that B/F/TAF will have efficacy that is non-inferior to the boosted PI regimen.
This study will evaluate the potential drug-drug interactions between dolutegravir (DTG) and steady state rifapentine (RPT) when RPT is given with isoniazid (INH) daily for 4 weeks (1HP) as part of treatment for latent TB infection (LTBI) in HIV-1 and LTBI co-infected individuals.
There is little data from low-income countries on setting and culture specific perception of childhood diabetes and disease specific stressors including stigma, and how these may affect disease related quality of life, coping strategies, self-efficacy and glycemic control. The goal of this study is to understand how socioeconomic, psychosocial, cultural, and diet and activity related factors in children and adolescents with diabetes in Haiti relate to quality of life, self-efficacy and glycemic control, and comparing the factor analysis to immigrant children of Haitian ancestry with diabetes living in Montreal. An innovative, participatory research approach will allow for a holistic evaluation of modifiable barriers to optimal pediatric diabetes care delivery in resource limited settings, while providing translational information for care delivery of diabetes in underserved, immigrant populations in high-income settings.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate response to and safety of the HBV vaccine HEPLISAV-B in two study populations living with HIV: prior HBV vaccine recipients who are deemed non-responders and individuals who are naïve to HBV vaccination.
The primary objective: To study the prevalence, etiology, and factors associated with the severity of peritonitis and its complications in the surgery department of the State University Hospital of Haiti. Secondary objectives: - Identify epidemiological characteristics. - Describe the main etiologies encountered in the service - Measure the time required for treatment and its consequences on the evolution of peritonitis.