Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium

Contract manufacturing agreement signed for production of new pediatric treatment for schistosomiasis

15 July 2021

Today, 15 July 2021, it was announced that Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium partner,...

Day of the African Child 2021

16 June 2021

A new formulation to fight Schistosomiasis


A pediatric formulation of Praziquantel has been developed for schistosomiasis.
Video credits: The GHIT Fund

Vision

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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Mission

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

The consortium established a pediatric drug development program, divided into three major steps: preclinical development, clinical development and registration and access.

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The pediatric formulation

A new child-appropriate praziquantel formulation is essential for treating children under 6 years of age. The formulation is a small, orally dispersible tablet with an acceptable taste.

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