Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium

Consortium intensifies its focus on future access

11 October 2019

In September the Levo-Praziquantel 150mg Phase 3 trial was initiated in Kenya. With the project moving towards...

From the Program Lead: The Consortium has started the Phase III trial and is preparing for access

18 September 2019

The pivotal phase III study with the L-praziquantel pediatric oral dispersible tablets (ODTs) has started, shortly...

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

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. The formulation is a small, orally dispersible tablet with an acceptable taste.

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