There are about 237 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Nigeria. 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.
This project is a case-control study which seeks to identify modifiable risk factors for breast and colorectal cancer in Nigeria. Both cases and controls will be required to complete a risk factor questionnaire which contains information about their diet, physical activity, past medical history and life style factors. They will also be required to provide information on their body composition through the use of a bioimpedance machine which measures the body mass index, fat and total body water percentage. Based on the existing ARGO platform where a current colorectal cancer study is going on, approximately 400 patients with a prior diagnosis or a new diagnosis will be recruited into this study. Comparatively, we will select our 400 controls from two groups of participants who are free of cancer and gastrointestinal diseases.
The Managing Hypertension Among People Living with HIV: An InTegrated Model (MAP-IT) a stepped wedge, cluster-randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of practice facilitation (PF) on the integration of a Task-Shifting Strategy for hypertension (HTN) control (TASSH) into HIV care for management of HTN in people living with HIV (PLWH). The study will recruit 960 PLWH across 30 primary health centers (PHCs) in Akwa Ibom State (32 patients/PHC).
Background: Anaemia in pregnancy is a public health burden with high incidence in Africa. Currently high dose oral iron is recommended for treatment of mild to moderate anaemia and blood transfusion for severe anaemia. The high dose oral iron is often poorly tolerated and associated with several side effects. Various parenteral iron preparations are now available for treatment of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA). The earliest of these, iron dextran is not commonly used because of its potential to cause anaphylactic reactions. Newer preparations have been found to be safer and their use for treatment of IDA is currently being evaluated. Objective: This study sought out to compare the effectiveness of intravenous ferric carboxymaltose (intervention) versus oral ferrous sulphate (control) for treating IDA in pregnancy and to compare the tolerability, safety and the cost-effectiveness of intravenous versus oral iron among pregnant Nigerian women with moderate and severe IDA at 20-32 weeks' gestation. Methodology: This study will be a hybrid Type 1 effectiveness-implementation design. 1056 eligible and consenting pregnant women with anaemia at 20 - 32 weeks gestation will be recruited. They will be randomized into either of 2 groups. Group A will have intravenous ferric carboxymaltose 20mg/kg to a maximum of 1000mg in 100mls of normal saline infusion over 15 - 20 minutes at enrolment. Group B will have oral ferrous sulphate 200mg (65mg elemental iron) thrice daily from enrolment till delivery. They will be followed up through delivery and until 6 weeks post partum. Their haemoglobin concentration, full blood count, serum ferritin and serum transferrin will be assayed at specific intervals using standard laboratory techniques. Depression will be assessed at each visit using Edinburg Postnatal Depression Scale. Cost effectiveness analysis will also be done at each visit. The primary outcome measure will be incidence of maternal anaemia and rise in haemoglobin level. Secondary outcome measures will include safety and tolerability of trial drugs, severe maternal events, incidence of infant low birth weight and incidence of depression. Statistical analysis will be done using STATA version 16.0 statistical software (STATACorp, Texas, USA).
Combination interventions with mHealth and Peer Navigation components will be evaluated in a randomized, stepped wedge trial among youth in Ibadan, Lagos, Sagamu, and Jos, Nigeria. Study findings will demonstrate whether or not the combination interventions for HIV testing and linkage to care and for HIV treatment outcomes, which were found to be efficacious in our prior pilot UG3 trial, will remain efficacious if scaled as proposed in this UH3 trial, across multiple sites.
Improved infant and young child feeding, including dietary quality and diversity, is important for child health and development. In the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey, only 18% of children 6-23 months of age received at least 4 food groups in the previous 24 hours. In Kaduna, one of the poorest states, dietary diversity is low and consumption of eggs is infrequent, with households reporting consuming eggs only one day per week. Eggs are a nutrient-dense food, which can contribute enormously to a child's dietary quality. This study evaluates whether a 14-month behavior change intervention about eggs can increase the procurement and consumption of eggs in children 6-59 months of age living in Nigeria. The intervention includes delivery of messages about the health benefits of eggs through Above-the-line methods and Below-the-line methods. The intervention is evaluated using a longitudinal quasi-experimental design in two states in Nigeria with pre- and post-test questionnaires designed to assess changes in acquisition and consumption of eggs.
The PEERNaija application will feature routine medication reminders, along with individual adherence monitoring with adherence scores, anonymized peer adherence scores (from peers attending the same clinic; social incentive), and a monthly lottery-based prize for youth with the highest adherence scores (financial incentive). The Investigators will recruit a cohort of 50 HIV-infected adolescents and young adults (AYA) to pilot the app and assess feasibility, acceptability, adoption, and preliminary efficacy of important clinical measures (including adherence and virologic suppression). The proposed study will provide important preliminary data for the role of mobile health (mHealth) platforms to harness and deliver social and financial incentives to promote adherence efforts, especially for vulnerable youth, and for a larger intervention trial evaluating this app among HIV-infected AYA in Nigeria.
The purpose of the CircumVent Project is to evaluate the feasibility, adaptability and acceptability of a CPAP/O2 helmet solution for non-invasive ventilation among patients with COVID-19 and health workers in eight COVID-19 treatment and isolation centers in Nigeria.
This exploratory, prospective, controlled, multisite, open label, randomized clinical trial with two treatment arms aims to compare favipiravir, a new treatment candidate for Lassa fever (LF), with the current standard of care, ribavirin. The primary endpoints of this research are (1) the description of classical pharmacokinetic parameters of favipiravir in comparison with ribavirin standard treatment in patients suffering from LF and (2) the safety and tolerability of both study drugs in the investigated regimens.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate an intervention to engage fathers in supporting the dietary diversity and other complementary feeding practices of their young children.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a breastfeeding promotion intervention on breastfeeding intentions, early initiation of breastfeeding, and exclusive breastfeeding among clients in private health facilities in Lagos, Nigeria.