There are about 30 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Liberia. 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.
REAL-MOXY is a set of 5 mixed methods studies designed to understand how oxygen and pulse oximetry are used (or not used) at a facility level, to identify opportunities and barriers for strengthening oxygen systems for beneficiaries, users and managers.
This study will investigate the safety and effectiveness of combination regimens in persons with onchocerciasis when it is administered after pre-treatment with ivermectin to clear or greatly reduce microfilariae from the skin and eyes.
This community-based mixed methods study intends to identify, explore, and assess the determinants of community preparedness for outbreak situations, including acceptance for Ebola vaccines.
Background: Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a viral fever that can cause internal bleeding. The death rate from EVD is very high. In a 2014 outbreak in West Africa, 28,000 were affected and 11,000 died. EVD may also affect the brain and nervous system, but this is not well studied. People with EVD report headaches and mental status changes. Some rarely had strokes and seizures. Neurological issues can continue for years after people recover from the initial EVD infection. Objective: This is a natural history study to learn more about how EVD continues to affect survivors brain and nervous system after 5 years. Eligibility: People aged 18 years or older who participated in the PREVAIL III Neurology Substudy. Participants can be either an EVD survivor or a close contact. Close contacts are people who had a relationship with a survivor of EVD. Design: Participants will have 1 clinic visit. They will have a physical exam. Their vital signs will be measured. They will also have a neurological checkup. The exam will assess their mental status. Their senses, reflexes, and coordination will be tested. They will be observed while walking to assess their gait. This exam will take about 1 hour. Participants will have an interview. They will answer questions about any symptoms they have that may be affecting the brain or nervous system. This will take about 1 hour. No other procedures will be performed during this visit.
Last Mile Health (LMH) has partnered with the Liberian Ministry of Health (MOH) to support the design and implementation of the National Community Health Assistant Program (NCHAP). In collaboration with MOH, LMH is planning to conduct an impact evaluation in Grand Bassa to assess the effect of the National Community Health Assistant Program (NCHAP) on health outcomes, as well as to learn lessons around program operations and implementation. Our central hypothesis is that Community Health Assistants (CHAs) within the NCHAP will reduce under 5 mortality, as a result of expanding access to and uptake of health care utilization in remote communities. We will use a mixed effects discrete survival model, taking advantage of the staggered program implementation in Grand Bassa districts over a period of 4 years to compare the incidence of under-5 child mortality between the pre- and post-CHW program implementation periods.
InVITE is funded by NIAID and is conducted in multiple international sites (approximately 20 sites across 7 countries). This is a study of adults who receive locally available COVID-19 vaccines through local vaccination programs. Persons will be enrolled within one day (before or after) of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccine. The study will enroll participants who receive COVID-19 vaccination at local clinics and/or study sites.
Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a health threat for people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). People living with HIV are more likely than others to develop active TB. Also, TB makes HIV progress faster. TB is a leading cause of death among people in the West African country of Liberia. Researchers want to find an effective testing method for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) to help people living with HIV in Liberia. Objective: To compare the interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) and tuberculin skin test (TST) as LTBI screening tests in people living with HIV in Liberia. Eligibility: People ages 18 and older who take part in NIH study #19-I-N014 and are scheduled to have or have had IGRA at a Month 12 HONOR study visit. Design: Participants will be screened with a medical history and physical exam. Their medical records and HONOR study records will be reviewed. Participants will have TST. Purified protein derivative will be placed in the skin of their forearm. They will be observed for adverse reactions for 15 minutes. Between 48 and 72 hours after placement, they will have a second study visit to have the TST read. If they miss this time frame, they can return up to 7 days after placement. If they have a positive test result, they will have a chest x-ray. They will have a third study visit to review the results of the chest x-ray. They will be referred for clinical care if needed. They will take a pregnancy test if needed. Participation will last from 2 days to 6 weeks.
A Phase 1 Randomized, Double-blinded, Placebo-controlled, Dose-escalation Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity of rVSV∆G-LASV-GPC Vaccine in Adults in Good General Health
Background: Malaria is a disease that affects many people in Liberia. It is caused by germs (parasites) that are spread by mosquito bites. Researchers want to gather data that may help them understand the best way to use a malaria vaccine in Liberia, which will be important in getting rid of the disease. Objective: To find out how often people of all ages who live in Fleh-la and Marshansue, Liberia, get malaria. Eligibility: Healthy people ages 6 months and older who live in Fleh-la and Marshansue in a household with adults and children. Design: Participants will be screened with a physical exam and questions about their health. Participants will have monthly study visits. They will be asked about any symptoms of malaria and their use of bednets. Their vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature, will be checked. Blood will be taken from the participant s arm or finger with a needle. If they have a fever, they will get a malaria test. If positive, they will get drugs to treat malaria. Once a month, participants houses will be examined for mosquitoes. The team will remove all mosquitoes they collect. As part of this collection, participants houses will be sprayed with a chemical to kill mosquitoes and other insects. Participants will not be allowed in their house while the team is inside. The spray will not harm the participants. Once a year, at the monthly visit, an additional blood sample will be taken. Some of the participants blood samples will be used for genetic testing. Participation will last for up to 3 years.
The investigators aim to evaluate the efficacy of a cash transfer and nutrition education program delivered by community health assistants to increase dietary diversity among children 6 to 23 months of age in Grand Gedeh County, Liberia.