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clinical trial
if you have
Malaria
and you are
over 6
years old
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The purpose

Reactive treatment of household contacts of a confirmed malaria case has been shown to reduce infection prevalence since the former as they are at an increased risk of infection. However, implementing this on a programmatic scale poses significant pressure on the health system and may not be sustainable without the active involvement of the recipient community. This study investigates a novel approach to reducing residual malaria transmission that combines the elements of active community involvement in reactive treatment of household contacts of a clinical case reporting at a health facility. The investigators hypothesize that in areas of low transmission (prevalence of infection ≤10%), most asymptomatic carriers are clustered around clinical malaria cases in the same households. Also, targeting individuals sharing a sleeping area with diagnosed malaria case will reduce parasite carriage in the community. This is a cluster-randomized trial where villages in Central and Upper Baddibu, North Bank East Region of The Gambia, are randomized to receive either reactive treatment of household contacts following a confirmed case of malaria or standard care, i.e. treatment of index case only. Formative research into community perception and reaction to self-administered treatment will be used to generate, adapt and evaluate messages that encourage adherence and compliance to treatment. This will be tested in the first year of the implementation, and findings used to develop a final model of messages to be implemented in the second year of the study. The primary outcome is the prevalence of malaria infection, determined by molecular methods, in all age groups at the end of the second intervention year and the incidence of clinical malaria during the transmission season.

Provided treatments

  • Biological: dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT02878200. The sponsor of the trial is London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and it is looking for 2236 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Reactive Household-based Self-administered Treatment Against Residual Malaria Transmission: a Cluster Randomized Trial