Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium

World Health Day 2021: Building a fairer, healthier world

07 April 2021

Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium webinar: Implementation of the Consortium’s access program for the treatment of schistosomiasis in preschool-age children

23 March 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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