Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium

‘Schistosomiasis’ featured at the ISNTD Festival

14 February 2017

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium partners continue to engage with scientific and social communities in the fight against schistosomiasis. This neglected tropical disease continues to affect the lives of hundreds of millions of people, many of which are children in sub-Saharan Africa.  

Consortium presenting at the ASTMH 65th Annual Meeting

17 October 2016

In September, the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium got acceptance of the abstract ’Outcome of two phase I relative bioavailability studies in healthy volunteers after administration of the new pediatric ODT formulations of racemate Praziquantel (rac-PZQ) and of the active enantiomer of Praziquantel (L-PZQ)’ for ...

A story of schistosomiasis infection in Ghana

A story of schistosomiasis infection in Ghana. 
Video credit: Shelly Xie




Our vision is to reduce the global disease burden of schistosomiasis by addressing the medical need of infected preschool-age children including infants and toddlers.

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Our mission is to develop, register and provide access to a suitable pediatric praziquantel formulation for treating schistosomiasis in preschool-age children.

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Development program

Soon after its formation, the consortium established a pediatric drug development program, divided into two major steps: preclinical development, and clinical development.

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The pediatric formulation

A new child-appropriate praziquantel formulation is essential for treating children under 6 years of age. This formulation that will use small, orally dispersible tablets with an acceptable taste. 

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