Neighborhood Alcohol & HIV Prevention in South African Townships (Philani)

Who is this study for? Pregnant woman and their children in South African Townships
What treatments are being studied? Philani Intervention Program
Status: Active, not recruiting
Location: See location...
Intervention Type: Behavioral
Study Type: Interventional
Study Phase: Phase 3

The purpose of this study is to test a mother-to-mother intervention during pregnancy and after delivery with mothers in South Africa, most of whom are at risk delivering babies with fetal alcohol syndrome, babies that are underweight, or babies that are infected with HIV from an HIV-positive mother. The investigators hypothesize that the intervention will reduce the chance of these three health outcomes occurring in the babies and improve the health of the mother.

Participation Requirements
Sex: Female
Minimum Age: 18
Healthy Volunteers: No

• Pregnant woman and their children

• Age 18 or older

• Informed consent

Other Locations
South Africa
Philani Child Health and Nutrition Project, Khayelitsha
Cape Town
Time Frame
Start Date: September 2007
Estimated Completion Date: September 2025
Target number of participants: 1239
Experimental: Philani Intervention Program
No Intervention: Standard Care
No intervention during study. Referral to clinic-based health care that is delivered by the province. Offered intervention at end of study, i.e. after 18 months.
Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
Leads: University of California, Los Angeles

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