30 March 2020

Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium: Successful annual Access meeting

Last month, ahead of the COVID-19 crisis in Europe, the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium Access team gathered in Utrecht for its annual face-to-face meeting. 

Organised by Lygature and held over the course of two days (13-14 February), the meeting brought together nearly 30 consortium members from all over the world.

During the meeting, the team ran through recent updates, set in place new timelines for the duration of the project, and continued the dialogue on intensifying the focus on making the Pediatric Praziquantel formulation accessible to the more than 20 million preschool-aged children in need.

In addition to discussing the Access strategy and investment case, the team also finalised the details of the EDTCP grant application, which has since been successfully submitted. If approved, the grant will secure the necessary funding for a pilot and district-level country implementation programme over a period of 48 months as of January 2021.