There are about 67 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.
Haiti is one of the few remaining countries that is at risk of iodine deficiency disorders. In the 2018 survey, iodized salt was found in <20% of households and iodine excretion from non-pregnant and pregnant women suggested inadequate intakes, with those in remote inland settings most at risk. The Haiti Salt Program (HSP) was established in 2006 at the University of Notre Dame, US (UND). Using a self-sustaining business model that protects the livelihoods of all who work within it, the HSP has a goal of supplying fortified salt to combat IDD and lymphatic filariasis. HSP purchases salt from local small producers for processing in a local factory equipped with robust, standardized and controlled facilities that iodizes the salt under correct conditions, ready for fair resale to the consumer. The salt is currently distributed in the West Department, though a country-wide roll-out is envisaged. This initiative has the potential to accelerate optimization of population iodine intake across Haiti and through IDD prevention, positively contributing to the development of the country. Data on iodine status and intake of native iodine-rich foods, iodized salt and other iodine-fortified foods e.g., bouillon cubes in Haiti, are sparse, particularly from rural and remote locations. An update on the situation in such remote areas in Haiti is trequired, to inform and leverage the development and implementation of iodized salt policy in the region. The specific objective of this study is to assess the iodine status of two representative population subgroups, namely school-age children and women of reproductive age, in a remote region of the Central Plateau of Haiti. We hypothesize that the mUIC will indicate population iodine insufficiency in both of these population groups.
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.
Evidence-based interventions to improve linkage and outcomes for heart failure (HF) patients requires input from stakeholders: patients, community health workers (CHWs), healthcare staff, and health system administrators. In this research the investigators will assess a CHW intervention designed to improve linkage to care for HF patients. This intervention was systematically adapted for use in rural Haiti in a prior study using the Assessment, Decisions, Administration, Production, Topical Experts, Integration, Training staff, Testing (ADAPT-ITT) framework. The ADAPT-ITT framework provides 8 sequential phases to adapt interventions and programs to new target audiences. It has been applied successfully to the adaptation of several interventions for HIV among under-resourced communities leading to randomized clinical trials. With the first 6 steps of the ADAPT-ITT framework completed in a prior study, this protocol outlines the training and testing of the adapted CHW intervention. In addition to assessing the feasibility, appropriateness, and acceptability of the adapted intervention through participants' feedback, the investigators will assess its efficacy in improving HF outcomes. The proposed intervention is targeted at both the patient domain - through improved peer support - and health system domain - by improving health system navigation.
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.