There are about 646 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Uganda. 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 study to investigate whether empiric use of an antibiotic with greater antimicrobial sensitivity (ceftriaxone) than standard-of-care (ampicillin plus gentamicin) will reduce mortality among HIV-infected/HEU children admitted to Mwanamugimu Nutrition Unit, Mulago Hospital, Kampala, Uganda.
Stool4TB aims to evaluate an innovative stool-based qPCR diagnostic platform (with the capacity to become a POC diagnostic tool) in the high TB and HIV burden settings of Mozambique, Eswatini and Uganda, under the hypothesis that it will narrow the extremely large TB case detection gap by improving TB confirmation rates in children and people living with HIV (PLHIV).
This is an evaluation of programs to integrate PrEP into existing services for PWUD. PrEP will be delivered according to Uganda national guidelines and data from national monitoring and evaluation forms will be leveraged to address key outcomes. Additionally, research components will be implemented to support greater understanding of PrEP use and experiences of participants engaged with the PrEP programs.
Type 1 diabetes has been poorly characterised, with very sparse information available in the literature about the characteristics of the disease in Africa. Atypical young onset diabetes is often reported by clinicians in sub-Saharan Africa, including patients who have the phenotype of type 1 diabetes but do not appear to have an absolute insulin requirement. The onset of type 1 diabetes in many sub-Saharan African populations seem to occur at later ages (20s to 40s) than what is generally seen in Caucasian populations. The investigators seek to characterise young-onset insulin treated diabetes (clinically diagnosed type 1 diabetes) in sub-Saharan Africa;
Open-label phase 2a Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) assessing the pharmacokinetics of two different doses of intravenous vitamin C given alongside vitamin B1 in adult medical patients with sepsis and hypotension.
The MIC-DroP trial will test the hypothesis that preventing early life blood-stage malaria antigenic exposure with intermittent preventive therapy (IPT) enhances protective immunity to malaria. This study will take advantage of a unique opportunity to study infants born to mothers followed in a NIH-funded randomized controlled trial of novel intermittent preventive therapy in pregnancy (IPTp) regimens (NCT04336189). MIC-DroP will leverage the parent IPTp study to enroll 924 children who will be randomized at 8 weeks of age to receive no intermittent preventive therapy in childhood (IPTc), monthly DP from 8 weeks to 1 year of age, or monthly DP from 8 weeks to 2 years of age, and then follow children to 4 years of age. The primary outcome of this study will be to compare the incidence of malaria from 2 to 4 years of age among children randomized to receive no IPTc, monthly DP for the first year of life, or monthly DP for the first two years of life. Investigators will also leverage this trial to evaluate immune development during early childhood.
TB-Speed TB-PK is a cross-sectional PK study of anti-TB treatment nested in the TB-Speed HIV and TB-Speed SAM studies aiming at assessing the impact of malnutrition on PK of rifampicin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol in TB-HIV co-infected children in Uganda and Zambia.
This study pilots a 7-session group intervention among 40 screened women, 20 of whom will be randomly assigned to take part in the intervention, and 20 to the wait-list control. Assessments will be administered at baseline and month 6 to index participants as well as up to three unscreened female social network members of each index participant (up to 120 total). The primary outcome is CC screening among participating social network members.
Violence has severe and long-lasting negative consequences for children's and adolescents' well-being and psychosocial functioning, thereby also hampering communities' and societies' economic growth. Studies show high prevalence of violence by teachers against children in Sub-Saharan Africa, both in countries where violence is lawful as disciplinary measure at school and in countries where it has been officially banned. In addition to legal and structural factors (e. g. stressful working conditions for teachers), attitudes favoring violence against children as an effective and acceptable discipline method and the lack of access to alternative non-violent strategies are likely to contribute to teachers' ongoing use of violence against children. Notwithstanding, there are currently very few school-level interventions to reduce violence by teachers that a) have been scientifically evaluated and b) that focus both on changing attitudes towards violence and on equipping teachers with non-violent discipline strategies. Thus, the present study tests the effectiveness of the preventative intervention Interaction Competencies with Children - for Teachers (ICC-T) in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana. Previous studies have provided initial evidence on the feasibility and effectiveness of ICC-T to reduce teacher violence in primary and secondary schools in Tanzania and secondary schools in Uganda. This study aims to provide further evidence for the effectiveness of ICC-T to reduce violence and to improve children's functioning (i.e. mental health, well-being, academic performance) across educational settings, societies and cultures.
Over 2.6 million children aged 0-15 years are living with HIV globally, with the majority living in low and middle income countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Addressing stigma associated with HIV is key given the significant harm that may be experienced in the form of negative health and social outcomes, reduced access to HIV prevention services, and increased vulnerability to infection. This stepped-wedge, cluster randomized trial with assess the impact of an arts-based HIV stigma intervention on knowledge and attitudes towards children who are HIV+ and - affected; enacted, internalized, anticipated, courtesy, and perceived stigma (primary outcomes); HIV testing frequency among sexually active participants; linkage to care, antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation and adherence among HIV+ participants; and viral load among HIV+ participants (secondary outcomes) of children aged 10-18 years in Omoro District, Uganda, post-intervention and 5-months post-intervention.