There are about 14 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Togo. 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.
Main objective The main objective of the study is to assess the virological efficacy of a Dolutegravir-based first-line ART in use under real-life conditions in national programs in resource-limited settings in patients infected with HIV-1 and initially under a NNRTI-based first-line, and determine the impact of NRTI resistance on the success of the new strategy. Secondary objectives - Determine the level of virological suppression (HIV-1 RNA <200 copies/ml) at 6, 12 and 24 months after transition from an NNRTI first-line to a DTG first-line. - Determine the level of virological suppression at the WHO threshold (HIV-1 RNA <1000 copies/ml). - To determine the frequency of development of resistance and the profiles of mutations in patients with virological failure (HIV-1 RNA ≥200 copies/ml) and the potential impact on the 2nd line strategies combining DTG and currently recommended by the WHO. - To determine the impact of pre-transition resistance to NRTIs on the virological suppression under DTG first-line and on the development of resistance to integrase inhibitors. - Study pre-transition resistance acquired under DTG first-lines at the thresholds of 20% and 5% of the viral population, respectively using Sanger and Ultra-deep Sequencing (UDS) approaches. Identify program factors associated with virological failure and/or the development of drug resistance.
MULTIPLY is a multi-country 40-month implementation research project, which aims to catalyse country uptake of Intermittent Preventive Treatment of malaria in infants (IPTi) and inform future policy and guidelines in moderate-to-high malaria transmission settings. The project has been conceived following a before-after evaluation design of the impact of the intervention. The primary outcome measure will be the coverage of three or more doses of IPTi in children under 2 years of age (U2) attending the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) in project areas. IPTi will be delivered at health facilities and mobile-outreach EPI clinics to all children living in project districts. The number of IPTi doses a child will receive will be based on the EPI schedule of the country, with a maximum of 6 doses in the first 2 years of life. The prophylactic effect of IPTi provides protection for up to 6 weeks in infants. Therefore, in the current WHO-recommended IPTi scheme, infants are exposed to the infection for about 4 months during a critical period of high susceptibility to harmful effects of the infection. Exploiting additional opportunities to administer IPTi to children in their first years of life could be of great public health interest. In settings where vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem WHO recommends vitamin A supplementation, habitually done through the EPI scheme starting at 6 months of age, at 6 months intervals; thus, the addition of IPTi at 6, 12, 15-18 months of age to vitamin A administration would improve malaria prevention during a critical time in the first year of life and expand it into the second. Moreover, the integration of these two interventions might help increase the coverage of vitamin A supplementation, which ranges between 53%-57% in sub-Saharan Africa and importantly will help reduce the prevalence of anaemia in young children by combining the effect of malaria prevention and of vitamin A on increasing haemoglobin levels. Additionally, in recent years the inclusion of a booster dose of measles immunisation in the EPI, between 15-18 months of age, also offers the opportunity of further expanding malaria protection in the second year of life using IPTi. This is particularly relevant given that severe malaria cases are more prevalent between 1 and 3 years of age in high and moderate transmission areas.
The DepIST-H study, funded by the French AIDS and Hepatitis Research Agency (ANRS), is to estimate prevalence (the number of cases over a given period of time) and incidence (the number of new cases over a given period of time) of anal lesions (condylomas, dysplasia, cancers) by HIV status among MSM in Lomé, Togo
The ultimate aim of this registry is to collect precise information concerning the children coming to oncology units working with the French African Oncology Group. This data will help to plan and provide correct pediatric oncology treatment and care for this population. Collecting the data will give much needed information on numbers, stage, treatment and outcome. The register will give data for local and national health authorities in planning pediatric cancer programs.
This preliminary study aims to inform the design and delivery of the integrated facility and community-based health systems strengthening (ICBHSS) model in four Kozah District health facilities over a period of 48 months. Specific aims include: (1) Assess maternal and child health outcomes and health service utilization rates in the 4 ICBHSS model intervention sites catchment areas; (2) Identify barriers to and facilitators of access and quality services related to ICBHSS model; and (3) Assess changes in health care services coverage, effectiveness, and adoption of ICBHSS model.
The general objective of this study is to optimize implementation and assess effectiveness of the integrated facility and community-based health systems strengthening (ICBHSS) model in four Northern Togo districts, using the RE-AIM implementation science framework. Specific study aims include: (1) Analyze longitudinal changes regarding maternal and child health outcomes, health service utilization rates, and public sector facility readiness in the ICBHSS model intervention sites catchment areas; (2) Identify barriers to and facilitators of access and quality services related to ICBHSS model; and (3) Assess changes in health care services coverage, effectiveness, and adoption of ICBHSS model. These findings are expected to contribute to continuous quality improvement initiatives, optimize implementation factors, provide generalizable knowledge regarding health service delivery, and accelerate health systems improvements in Togo and more broadly.
This demonstration project will assess the acceptability and feasibility of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for men who have sex with men (MSM) as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention package in community-based clinics in West Africa. An interventional, open label, multidisciplinary and multicentre cohort study will be performed in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, and Togo. All MSM enrolled will benefit from a comprehensive HIV prevention package including quarterly clinical examinations, screening and treatment of STIs, screening of HIV, PrEP (daily or on-demand, according the participant's choice), immunisation against hepatitis B, individualised peer-led support (for adherence and prevention), group discussions, condoms, and lubricants.
STUDY OBJECTIVE To confirm the incidence of in-hospital postoperative complications in adult surgical patients in Africa. STUDY DESIGN Seven day, African national multi-centre prospective observational cohort study of adult (≥18 years) patients undergoing surgery. Patients will be followed up for a maximum of 30 days. We will follow the original International Surgical Outcomes Study (ISOS) study design. The primary outcome is in-hospital postoperative complications in adult surgical patients in Africa. Secondary outcomes include in-hospital mortality and the relationship between postoperative complications and postoperative mortality. The intention is to present a representative sample of surgical outcomes across all African countries. This study will run between February and March 2016.
Due to waning of infectious as well as vaccine immunity and lack of vaccination boosters, a large number of adolescents and adults are no longer immunized against Bordetella pertussis, the agent of whooping cough and consequently may contract whooping cough. Furthermore, these populations represent a reservoir of the infectious agent from which the dissemination to non-immune infants is possible, causing severe illness, or even death, in this age group. Few studies have been carried out on whooping cough in developing countries (incidence, contaminator's age, etc.) and, specifically, none have assessed the duration of protection induced by the whole cell pertussis (wP) vaccine mainly presently used in these countries. However, data on the duration of vaccine induced protection are essential to determine i) the usefulness of vaccine boosters and ii) the target age group for these boosters. The aims of the present study are: - To evaluate the proportion of confirmed pertussis cases in infants presenting whooping cough syndrome (WP1a) - To evaluate the proportion of confirmed pertussis cases or healthy carriers among contact cases - To determine origin of the infant's contamination (WP1b) - To determine the duration of protection induced by the wP vaccines used in contact cases and the child population aged 3 to 15 yo (WP1b and WP2) - To bring new scientific evidences documenting the potential need for initiating boosters (WP1b and WP2) - To allow a comparison of the results with those obtained using the same methodology for the acellular pertussis vaccine and/or in other contexts. Potential implications for the use of pertussis vaccines in low and moderate income countries. - To increase local capabilities by the transfer of materials and expertise that will make the diagnosis of pertussis possible in the centres of reference and strengthen a pertussis monitoring network in the implicated countries. - To improve children's health through a better match of the vaccination schedule according to the reality of the situation.
The objective of the study is to evaluate the feasibility and interest of a HIV quarterly preventive global care for men who have sex with men (MSM) in sub-Saharan Africa to help reducing HIV incidence in this key population, their female partners, and the general population. This interventional, open label, multicenter, multidisciplinary cohort study will be conducted in Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Mali and Togo. All participants will receive a HIV quarterly preventive global care including: i) data collection on health status, symptoms of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and sexual behavior, ii) a clinical examination, iii) STI diagnosis and treatment, iv) counselling adapted for MSM, and v) the provision of condoms and lubricants.