There are about 104 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Rwanda. 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 this study is to assess the effect of treatment with long-acting injectable (LAI) paliperidone (paliperidone palmitate 1-month [PP1M] and 3-month [PP3M] formulations) in terms of clinical outcomes in participants with schizophrenia in Rwandan real-world healthcare settings.
Prehospital management after road traffic crashes(RTC) is a predicting factor to patient outcomes especially in Low-Income Countries where emergency medical services are lacking. This may explain the high mortality related to RTC in Rwanda for instance, where the delay to reach the hospital of these victims was found as an independent factor to death . For that reason, this study hypothesizes that the training of non -professionals as commercial motorcyclists could help to reduce trauma-related mortality and morbidity in Rwanda. The protocol general objective is to evaluate the effectiveness of road traffic crashes first -aid education on knowledge, attitudes, and practice among commercial motorcyclists in Kigali-City, Rwanda. Hypotheses are: 1. There is a difference in the baseline level of knowledge, attitudes, and practice on road crashes' first aid between the intervention and control groups of commercial motorcyclists. 2. There is a relationship between socio-demographic characteristics and knowledge, attitudes, and practice' levels on first aid among commercial motorcyclists. 3. There is a relationship between the education intervention and Knowledge, attitudes, and practice' level on first aid among commercial motorcyclists
Mental health is fundamental part of the human being worldwide taken as the driver of all daily activities of the people. Psychosomatic disorders are the psychological diseases that are the burden in mental health worldwide. These diseases characterized by the medically unexplained symptomatology (MUS) are considered as a comprehensive, interdisciplinary framework for assessment of psychological factors affecting individual vulnerability, as well as course and outcome of illness; biopsychosocial consideration of patient care in clinical practice; specialist interventions to integrate psychological therapies in the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of medical disease. This psychosomatic symptomatology is highly prevalent in developing countries. Prior studies stated that Brief family therapy (BFT) is an effective for MUS. Some possible reasons could be solving conflicts and interpersonal problems by means of training certain skills such as problem solving, developing relationships with others, effective coping, assertiveness and positive thinking. This quasi-experimental design investigates whether BFT can reduce psychosomatic symptoms in Kibungo referral hospital of Eastern Province, Rwanda. Experimental group enroll 60 patients who will be followed up during 2 months. Control group enroll 60 patients. Participants from experimental group will attend 8 sessions of BFT. Statistical analyses will be performed using the SPSS software version 22. As recommended by the declaration of Helsinki, confidentiality and voluntariness were ensured. Informed consents were obtained from the participants. Paired-samples t-test will be used for assessing the means differences between two groups before and after the BFT. 95% of confidence intervals and 5% of statistical significance are applied. In the baseline, sociodemographic questionnaire and psychometric tools will be provided. The psychometric tools will be used in the baseline and at the end of BFT sessions.
This study seeks to conduct a six-year follow-up of the Bandebereho randomized control trial (RCT) to assess the longer-term impact of the gender-transformative Bandebereho couples intervention on participating men, women, and their children. The Bandebereho program was implemented by the Rwanda Men's Resource Centre (RWAMREC) and Promundo-US, in collaboration with the Rwanda Ministry of Health and local authorities between 2013 and 2015. A two-arm RCT collected three rounds of data from 1,199 couples (575 treatment; 624 control) starting in 2015-16: baseline (pre-intervention), 9 month follow-up, and 21-month follow-up. The findings at 21-months demonstrated significant impacts of the intervention on multiple gender and health-related outcomes. This study will conduct surveys with men enrolled in the RCT and their female partners 6 years after the intervention, to assess its long-term impact on reproductive and maternal health, gender attitudes and household dynamics, intimate partner violence, mental health and wellbeing, parenting, and child development. In addition, child assessments will be conducted with a sub-sample of 800 children aged 4 to 7 years to directly assess early childhood development outcomes.
This study evaluates the cultural and linguistic sensitivity and psychometric properties of a set of four adapted measurement instruments essential to determining the efficacy of group-psychoeducation for patients with bipolar disorder in Rwanda, and one screening tool for bipolar disorder. The four well-known instruments are; The Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS), The Medical Adherence Scale (MARS), The Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale-9 (ISMI-9), and the Mood disorder Questionnaire (MDQ). Each instrument will be culturally adapted and validated using a forward-backward translation, consensus conference, and cognitive interviews.
WHO recommends that Therapeutic Efficacy Studies (TES) for 1st and 2nd line antimalarial medicines should be routinely carried out and data made available for decision-making due to the threat of emergence and spread of artemisinin resistance in malaria-endemic countries, especially in Africa. In line with this WHO recommendation, Rwanda Ministry of Health (MOH) is conducting the TES to determine the efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine (ALN), which has been used in Rwanda for the last 14 years) and dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DHA-PPQ), another WHO-approved drug for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria which, though, has not been used in Rwanda, is being considered for adoption as a second line or alternative first line treatment. The objective of this study is to inform the decisions or actions made by a public health authority (Rwanda Rwanda Ministry of Health) to inform decision on revision of the antimalarial guidelines and policy in Rwanda. Jhpiego's Impact Malaria project in Rwanda, with funding and technical oversight from US President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) through USAID and CDC, will support the Rwanda MOH in its effort to evaluate the efficacy of ALN and DHA-PPQ in the treatment of children with uncomplicated malaria. The study is being conducted by Rwanda MOH, with technical support and funding by PMI-USAID through Jhpiego in Rwanda.
The study is a phase 2 proof of concept study. The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy and safety of Prothione™ capsules administered orally twice a day for 30 days in subjects with mild to moderate COVID-19. The study will have three phases: Screening Period, Treatment Period, and Follow-Up Period. The issued patents relevant to Prothione™ capsules and the treatment of viral disease include: • Nutritional or Therapeutic Compositions and Methods to Increase Bodily Glutathione Levels: 1. US Patent No. RE 42,645 2. Japanese Patent No. 5601745 3. European Patent No. 1556023 4. Canadian Patent No. 2539567 5. Australian Patent No. 2010201136 • Protective Metallothionein Analog Compounds, Their Compositions and Use Thereof in the Treatment of Pathogenic Disease: 6. Canadian Patent No. 2963131 7. Australian Patent No. 2018279015
Background: Mental health- and neurological disorders constitute 13% of the global burden of disease. Alarmingly this burden has risen by 41% in the last 20 years. In low-and-middle-income countries as few as 10% of people living with bipolar disorder receive care. In western countries, the efficacy of psychoeducation, as an add-on treatment to pharmacotherapy in the treatment of symptoms and in relapse prevention initiatives with respect to bipolar disorder, is well documented. Yet, few studies on psychosocial interventions for bipolar disorder have been conducted in a low-income country. Aim: To determine the effect, feasibility and acceptability of psychoeducation for patients with bipolar disorder on all three levels of the health care system in Rwanda - at the community health centre, district- and university hospital. Methods: Patients will be randomized into either group A) group-psychoeducation at a referral hospital; or B) group-psychoeducation for both patients and relatives or C) waiting list. Moreover a district trial will test the impact and feasibility of psychoeducation at the district level. Outcomes: Reduction in symptom severity and incidence of relapse, improved quality of life, medical adherence and knowledge, as well as reduced self-stigmatization. Perspectives: If proven successful, this is of importance for closing the huge treatment gap in mental health particularly affecting low- and middle-income countries and may reduce the mortality and increase quality of life in the population suffering from bipolar disorder. Furthermore, potential positive outcomes may be implemented in similar low-resource settings elsewhere.
The aim is to provide a comprehensive assessment regarding the service provision and the accessibility to intensive mental health care in Rwanda
The objectives of this study are to pilot test the effect of reducing time to spaced-out appointments from 18 to 6 months for newly-diagnosed people living with HIV (PLWH) in Rwanda who have initiated antiretroviral therapy (ART). PLWH are currently required to visit the health center monthly for ART and clinical appointments for the first 18 months on ART, after which they can attend quarterly. Reducing the time to spaced-out appointments from 18 to 6 months has the potential to reduce the burden on patients and the health system, but may lead to suboptimal treatment outcomes. To better understand the effects of early spaced-out appointments as well as the degree of viral load monitoring needed to determine stability on ART, the investigators will conduct a 3-arm pilot intervention study. The investigators will randomize participants to 1) 6-month advancement to spaced-out appointments after 1 viral load measurement; 2) 6-month advancement to spaced-out appointments after 2 viral load measurements; or 3) usual care. The investigators will compare the study arms with respect to viral suppression at 12 months after enrollment in ART care (primary outcome) and appointment/ pharmacy adherence (secondary outcome).