Impact IPT With Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine or Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine Plus Piperaquine in Schoolchildren (PIP-IPT)
To investigate the protective efficacy and safety of two IPTsc regimens compared with passive case detection against malaria in primary school children living in a malaria-endemic area.
The education sector represents a reliable system for malaria control. Intermittent preventive therapy in schoolchildren (IPTsc) is likely the most feasible and appropriate chemoprevention in stable and endemic areas because schoolchildren are usually asymptomatic to malaria infection and are consequently untreated in practice. Therefore, if proven effective, IPTsc would be of direct benefit for the schoolchild, contribute to malaria control at school, and facilitate community-wide the implementation of other control interventions i.e. vector control, Intermittent preventive therapy in infants (IPTi), and prompt diagnosis and treatment (PDT). Nevertheless, evidence about use of IPTsc is not yet substantiated as only two clinical studies have so far been performed on IPTsc in hyper endemic areas. Further clinical trials are warranted in other settings. Through a randomised controlled trial (RCT) we will assess the efficacy and safety, of two IPT regimens versus controls in school children of the DRCongo.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01722539
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||616 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|