There are about 61 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.
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.
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 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.
Soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) are a group of parasitic worms that infect millions of children in sub-tropical and tropical countries, resulting in malnutrition, growth stunting, intellectual retardation and cognitive deficits. To control the morbidity due to these worms, school-based deworming programs are implemented, in which anthelminthic drugs are administered to children without prior diagnosis. The continued fight against these worms is aided by the London declaration on neglected tropical diseases, which helps sustain and expand global drug donation program, resulting in an unprecedented growth of deworming programs. However, the high degree of drug pressure makes deworming programs vulnerable to the development of anthelmintic resistance because they only rely on one drug with sometimes suboptimal efficacy and there is no availability of alternative drugs. Moreover, at present, there is no surveillance system to monitor the emergence and spread of anthelmintic resistance. It remains unclear to what extent the efficacy of drugs may have dropped and whether anthelmintic resistance is already present. This project aims to strengthen the monitoring and surveillance of drug efficacy and anthelmintic resistance in STH programs. As such, it will support deworming programs in their quest to eliminate STHs as a public health problem. The overall aim of this study is to pilot a surveillance system to assess anthelmintic drug efficacy and the emergence of AR in 9 countries were drug pressure has been high over a long period of time. The specific objectives are to: 1. Assess the prevalence of moderate/heavy intensity infections of the different STH 2. Assess the drug efficacy of a single dose of BZ drugs against STH infections in these countries 3. Assess the frequency of the ß-tubulin SNPs linked to BZ resistance 4. Identify implementation-related barriers and opportunities for monitoring drug efficacy and AR in national PC programs for STH. 5. Expand the Starworms repository of STH field samples
The researchers traveled to University Hospital Mirebalais in Haiti and provided a one week long laparoscopic training and simulation course to the 7 OBGYN faculty there. The researchers used novel checklists to help the faculty to set up for laparoscopic cases and care for the equipment needed. The researchers then asked the physicians their opinion of the checklists.
Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate/lamivudine/dolutegravir (TLD) is being used more widely across the world to treat HIV. This is an observational study (a type of study in which participants are observed and certain outcomes are measured). The aim of this study is to observe how successful TLD is at treating HIV, in the following groups of people: - People switching to TLD, after taking anti-HIV medication that contains a nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) drug (such as Efavirenz or Nevirapine) (Group 1). - People switching to TLD, after taking anti-HIV medication that contains a boosted protease inhibitor (PI) drug (such as Lopinavir or Atazanavir) (Group 2). - People taking TLD and receiving medication for TB that includes the drug rifampicin (RIF) (Group 3). These people must be starting one or both of these medications when they enter the study. - People starting TLD who have not taken anti-HIV medication before (Group 4). Another goal of this study is to use genetic testing of the virus (HIV) to see how often HIV is resistant to TLD. Genetic testing of the virus is one way to see if the TLD medication is not working to treat a person's HIV infection.
The general objective of this project is to collect information on dietary intake and nutritional status of women and young children in Haiti, to inform the design and management of national and subnational micronutrient intervention programs, with a focus on large-scale food fortification, and to serve as a reference point for program evaluation.