- 01/12/2020 - 28/02/2022
- Jeffrey Lazarus
- Funded by
- Gilead Sciences HBV-CARE Program
The objective of this study is to use point-of-care diagnostics in community settings to identify and link to care African (Ghanaian and Senegalese who are living in the greater Barcelona area) migrants infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Specifically, this pilot study will utilize a novel rapid diagnostic test to screen for HBsAg, the dried blood spot (DBS) testing method to collect blood samples and transport to the laboratory, and will offer decentralized vaccination when appropriate for those who do not already have immunity.
This project is led by ISGlobal in collaboration with west African community members, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, the Health Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Public Health Agency of Barcelona, and the Microbiology Department of the Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR).
Other projectsSee Past Projects
Eliminating hepatitis C on the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza): a study in governmental and non-governmental addiction service centres, a mobile methadone unit and a prison to test and link people who use drugs to HCV care.
Combating Bacterial Resistance In Europe
Application to medical devices
Combatting Bacterial Resistance in Europe - Carbapenem Resistance
Prioritising Antimicrobial Resistance: establishing an interdisciplinary International Research Partnership to tackle an evolving global health threat
An interdisciplinary International Research Partnership to tackle an evolving global health threat
Development of new metal-antibiotics against pathogens causing chronic infections in patients with cystic fibrosis.
New metal-antibiotics for patients with cystic fibrosis
Non-invasive ultrasound-based screening for meningitis: Proof-of concept in infants
Improved case detection through TB contact risk stratification by Xpert results and spatial parameters in Mozambique
Evaluation of the effect of weekly high dose rifapentine and isoniazid (3HP) vs periodic 3HP vs 6H for preventing TB among HIV-positive individuals
Search for new target proteins and use of antibacterial or inhibitory peptides against resistance mechanisms in 'Acinetobacter baumannii'
Optimizing provider-initiated HIV testing, linkage, and retention in care in the district of Manhiça, Mozambique
Integrating and decentralizing diabetes and hypertension services in Africa
Searching the hidden: evaluating dengue, chikungunya and Zika autochthonous transmission in the city of Barcelona.
Eficacia de hidroxicloroquina en la prevención de la infección por SARS-CoV-2 y de la gravedad de la enfermedad de COVID-19 durante el embarazo
Pilot Study to Evaluate the Potential of Ivermectin to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission
Cendea de Cizur
Conèixer la propagació. Entendre la protecció
A breakthrough device for the rapid detection of antimicrobial resistance
Large Clinical Trial in Africa on the Treatment of Mild Cases of COVID-19
Evaluating a new stool based qPCR for diagnosis of tuberculosis in children and people living with HIV
Close the Gap, Increase Access, Provide Adequate Therapy