Research - CISMAC
CISMAC has a large portfolio of ongoing studies, and you can read about each of them here.
This trial with 4,900 participants aims to measure the effect of economic support and community dialogue on early child-bearing rates in rural Zambia.
This is a sub-study of CISMAC's RISE trial and aims to compare the costs of the RISE program to the short-and long-term social benefits.
This trial randomizes 4,500 HIV-1-exposed children in Uganda and assesses any non-specific effects of giving the BCG vaccine either at birth or at 14 weeks of age.
This study is a sub-study of CISMACs main BCG trial and aims to evaluate and compare the cost-effectiveness of giving the BCG vaccine either a birth or at 14 weeks of age.
This trial randomized 8 402 low birth weight babies in India to evaluate the impact of community-initiated Kangaroo Mother Care on survival.
Biological Effects of cKMC
This study is a sub-study of CISMACs main cKMC trial and aims to investigate some of the biological and physiological pathways involved in cKMC.
Poverty and Equity cKMC
This study is a sub-study of CISMACs main cKMC trial and aims to evaluate the impact on fairness outcomes among the poor in two districts in North India.
This trial aims to randomize almost 4,200 infants in Nepal and India and estimates the effect of a daily dose of zinc given to infants under antibiotic treatment for clinical severe infection on survival.
B12 in pregnancy
This trial randomizes 800 women in Nepal and aims to measure the effect of daily oral Vitamin B12 supplementation during pregnancy and post-delivery on the neurodevelopment and the growth of their offspring.
Child B12 Follow-up
This is an extended follow-up of 600 Nepali children enrolled in a previous Vitamin B12 supplementation trial. It aims to assess the effects on neurodevelopment and growth 1 and 2 years beyond supplementation.
This completed trial randomized nearly 5,000 HIV-1 unexposed Ugandan babies and assesses the effect of cleansing the umbilical cord stump with chlorhexidine on the risk of newborn infections.
This study follows-up children included in a previous trial on integrated stimulation and nutrition intervention. Children in 80 population clusters were re-enrolled at the age of 8 years to assess the long-term effects on child development.
This trial includes 3,400 school girls in Tanzania and aims to investigate how reproductive health information and entrepreneurship training affect the decision-making of girls.
CCF instead of RCT?
In this study a case-control with follow-up (CCF) and a case-control study will be performed in parallel with CISMACs chlorhexidine trial in order to evaluate whether CCF studies could be efficient alternatives.
This trial randomizes 120 health centers in Palestine and aims to assess the effect of the introduction of eRegistries with interactive checklists and clinical decision support on the quality of antenatal care.
eRegistry and care
This study aims to assess the effect of a newly developed framework and series of tool kits on the quality of maternal and child care in rural Bangladesh.
The CAP trial
This multi-center randomized trial in South Africa, Argentina and Zimbabwe aiming to estimate the effect of calcium supplementation during pregnancy on the risk of re-current pre-eclampsia.
This study examines global and national policy discourses surrounding fertility control and abortion, as well as local practices and moralities among adolescents in Ethiopia, Zambia and Tanzania.
Improving neonatal care, especially in low-income countries, to reduce neonatal mortality and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal number 3 target no 2 (SDG-3.2).