Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium

Project partner spotlight: An interview with Daniel Lacerda de Oliveira from Farmanguinhos

15 July 2020

Farmanguinhos, the federal governmental pharmaceutical...

Enhancing manufacturing capacity in endemic countries

15 July 2020

As part of its activities to develop a pediatric formulation for the treatment of schistosomiasis in preschool-age...

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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