Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium

Consortium presenting at the ‘Towards Elimination of Schistosomiasis’ (TES) Conference in Cameroon

20 March 2017

The Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium will be represented at the TES Conference that will be held on March 22-23, 2017 in Yaoundé (Cameroon)...

‘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.  

A story of schistosomiasis infection in Ghana

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

 

 

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

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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