There are about 236 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Zambia. 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.
Dietary salt raises blood pressure in certain individuals immediately after ingestion (acute salt sensitivity; ASS) while not affecting others. It is hypothesized that ASS is a risk factor for hypertension. However, no thresholds or diagnostic guideline is available for ASS. This study is the first aim in the main study (HIPO CAP DITSH Study) aimed at determining the threshold or blood pressure cut-offs for ASS upon ingesting dietary salt.
To study if a proactive strategy of weekly household visits by community health workers (CHWs) to identify people with malaria symptoms, offer diagnostic testing, and treatment for those with positive tests in Chadiza District, Eastern Province, can decrease malaria incidence and prevalence compared to conventional community case management.
Diarrhoea is the one of the top five leading causes of death among children below the age of five years, globally. It is estimated that one in ten deaths in children under five is attributed to diarrhoea. Enterotoxigenic E.coli (ETEC) is one of the major causative agents of moderate-to-severe (MSD) diarrhoea among children both globally and in Zambia. The overall aim of this study is to document the burden of ETEC associated diarrhoea in Zambian children under 3 years of age.
The trial will evaluate the efficacy of ATSB deployment plus universal coverage of a WHO core vector control (VC) interventions over two transmission seasons on a minimum 30% reduction in cohort clinical disease incidence, confirmed case incidence, and parasite prevalence, as compared with VC alone. Measurement of entomological outcomes, assessment of acceptability and barriers to uptake and consistent use of ATSB, safety and adverse event monitoring and estimation of the cost and cost-effectiveness of ATSB will also occur.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the acceptability, feasibility and effectiveness of a caregiver-assisted oral fluid-based HIV test to screen children for HIV in Zambia. The results of this study are intended to support expanded access to HIV testing and treatment services for children, and to ensure that all newly diagnosed children are linked to clinical care.
DATURA trial is a phase III, multicenter, two-arm, open-label, randomized superiority trial to compare the efficacy and the safety of an intensified tuberculosis (TB) regimen versus standard TB treatment in HIV-infected adults and adolescents hospitalized for TB with CD4 ≤ 100 cells/μL over 48 weeks: - Intensified TB treatment regimen: increased doses of rifampicin and isoniazid together with standard-dose of pyrazinamide and ethambutol for 8 weeks in addition to prednisone for 6 weeks and albendazole for 3 days - WHO standard TB treatment regimen. The continuation phase of TB treatment will be identical in the two arms: 4 months of rifampicin and isoniazid at standard doses.
The objective of this study is to test the preliminary efficacy of a novel couples' counseling intervention to promote the health of pregnant women living with HIV in Lusaka, Zambia.
The goal of this project is to test tools that will be part of a platform for training and supervision of mental health and psychosocial support helpers, including providers without specialized training in mental health. This platform, entitled Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support, is an online resource being developed to include: materials for evaluating core and specific competencies, training on core competencies, implementation guidance to conduct competency-based training. The Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support platform is designed to aid trainers and supervisors working with providers being trained to deliver World Health Organization and non-World Health Organization low-intensity psychological interventions. The research will address two study objectives: Objective 1. Determine feasibility, acceptability, and perceived utility of the Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support platform; Objective 2. Evaluate the reliability, validity, and sensitivity to change of Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support competency assessment tools. To maximize generalizability of findings, Ensuring Quality in Psychological Support will be evaluated in seven countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Lebanon, Peru, Uganda, Zambia and Jordan. The sites are varied by types of psychological intervention, beneficiaries, experience of trainers, and background of trainees. In each site, trainers will train non-specialist providers on a low-intensity psychological intervention.
Despite the widespread introduction of vaccines against Rotavirus, Rotavirus continues to be a cause of significant morbidity and mortality in the developing world. This study will assess protection against rotavirus infection and investigate immune correlates of protection following vaccination with a novel trivalent VP8 subunit rotavirus vaccine used alone or in combination with oral rotavirus vaccine.
This is a prospective observational cohort study of 2820 patients on first-line ART switching to a DTG-based first-line regimen, according to the standard of care. The study is conducted in Malawi and Zambia, in ART programs that participate in the IeDEA collaboration. Sequencing will be done on blood samples of patients with a viral load above 400 copies/mL to identify mutations.