There are about 173 clinical studies being (or have been) conducted in Zimbabwe. 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 study aims to assess safety and tolerability of oral toll-like receptor (TLR) 8 agonist Selgantolimod (SLGN) administered for 24 weeks in participants with both CHB and HIV who have been receiving suppressive antiviral therapy for both viruses for ≥5 years and have qHBsAg level >1000 (3 log10) IU/mL at screening. The study will also evaluate if TLR8 stimulation with SLGN will reduce hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) titers in the blood.
The purpose of this study is to determine whether uncorrected or corrected long-sightedness (hyperopia) has an impact on reading skills, in Grade 2 or Grade 4 school-aged children from Mashonaland Central province of Zimbabwe, compared to age-, gender- and school-matched children with no refractive error (emmetropia), measured by the Happy Readers V4 reading tool over six months.
In order to influence COVID-19 treatment guidelines, evidence on disease progression and clinical outcomes of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, particularly those receiving innovative COVID-19 medications in an African setting is critical. This study will be conducted by EGPAF to describe patient characteristics, COVID-19 illness progression, and clinical outcomes among hospitalized COVID-19 patients at Parirenyatwa General and Harare Teaching Hospitals, COVID Centers of Excellence at in Zimbabwe.
The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of topical emollient treatments in improving neonatal growth and mortality rates.
This study is a two-arm open label acceptability study that will examine acceptability of, and adherence to, once daily dosing regimen of F/TDF (Truvada) and an investigational once daily dosing regimen of F/TAF (Descovy) under standard of care counselling. The study will recruit approximately 330 healthy, HIV negative, AGYW in up to three sites in Africa. Eligible participants will be randomized 1:1 to receive F/TAF 200 mg/25 mg or F/TDF 200 mg/300 mg for once daily oral administration for 24 weeks. Study visits will take place according to standard of care at month 1, month 3 and month 6. Acceptability and adherence will be assessed by questionnaires and DBS at months 3 and 6; questionnaires will assess acceptability of product attributes; perceived pill side effects; ease of pill-taking and reasons for missed pills, and future interest in PrEP use beyond the trial context. Exit interviews at the final visit and additional qualitative interviews and focus group discussions with a subset of participants as well as other key stakeholders will further inform potential differences in acceptability and adherence between the two products. Data collection will also focus on gathering insights and input from participants that will aid uptake and continuation and inform future programming of oral PrEP.
The purpose of this study is to compare a 6-month regimen of high-dose rifampicin (RIF), high-dose isoniazid (INH), linezolid (LZD), and pyrazinamide (PZA) versus the World Health Organization (WHO) standard of care (SOC) treatment for tuberculosis meningitis (TBM).
The scientific breakthrough related to Undetectable (viral load) = Untransmissible (virus) has had a major impact on motivation to take up and adhere to antiretroviral therapy among people living with HIV all over the world. The aim of the study is to work with MoHCC and other stakeholders to explore whether routine VL testing using DBS can provide sufficiently robust evidence of 'undetectability' to support introduction of U=U messaging in ALHIV. The study will provide scientific evidence on whether routine VL testing using DBS as available in LIC can provide sufficiently robust evidence of 'undetectability' and on the variability of an individual's virological response over 12 months. It will provide contextually orientated evidence to inform U=U messaging which has the potential to change the motivation of ALHIV to engage with their treatment and care.It will also explore responsible ways to disseminate this message to ALHIV living in Zimbabwe, and across the Southern African region.
Tuberculosis (TB) is now the commonest cause of death in many African countries. Globally, ~35% (almost 1 in 3) of TB cases are 'missed' (remain undiagnosed or undetected). In sub-Saharan Africa, 40-50% of the TB case burden remains undiagnosed within the community. These 'missed' TB cases (at primary care level) serve as a reservoir, which severely undermines TB control. With rapid advances in the development of TB screening tests, the investigators aim to determine the pragmatic utility of computer-assisted x-ray diagnosis (CAD). Recent data suggest that CAD performs on par with experienced radiologists to identify potential TB cases, hereby reducing the frequency at which Xpert tests are requested and helps to focus limited resources on the relevant cases. In addition, the investigators aim to test nascent screening technologies for TB diagnosis such as evaluating urine-based TB screening biosignatures. The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged African peri-urban communities where TB is also common. With the pressing need to improve screening and diagnosis of COVID-19, the investigators plan to explore the potential for urine- and blood-based COVID-19 screening assays. Symptoms of COVID-19 and TB overlap, and limited affordability, as well as the stigma associated with both diseases, severely limits testing. Data are now urgently needed about the feasibility of co-screening and testing for TB and COVID-19. The utility of such an approach, if any, has not been studied in African communities.
Part A: The purpose of this part of the study is to understand how the body's immune system responds to a new lab-made antibody against HIV. The study is looking to see if the way the antibody is given affects the immune response. The study will also look at whether the antibody is safe to give to people and does not make them too uncomfortable. Part B: The purpose of this part of the study is to understand how the body's immune system responds to lab-made antibodies against HIV when they are given in combination at different doses. The study also wants to see if the way the antibodies are given affects the immune response.
IMPAACT 2028 is an observational prospective study to characterize a cohort of early treated children who may participate in future research related to HIV remission or cure. Up to approximately 250 participants will be in the study for approximately seven years. No intervention is provided in the study.