We are a Global
Paediatric Research Network

devoted to determining and implementing the best ways
to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases in children

Linking experts from
around the world

in an independent global collaboration that seeks to standardize
best practices across disease areas and populations

Sharing Values and Goals

such as flexibility, commitment and transparency

Researching the right drug
and the right dose

to generate the scientific data necessary to market drugs
at doses that are safe and effective for children

Understanding the
Immune Response

so as to harness the body's response
to HIV and antiretrovirals

Antimicrobial Resistance

to ensure effective treatments are available
for common infections for generations to come

Paving the way for women,
children and their families

to make powerful informed decisions about their health
and healthcare and improve the quality of their lives


A 12-minute award-winning multi-media documentary about the untold story of how mothers and children were left behind during the early days of HIV/AIDS.


Get to know us

Penta is an international independent scientific network dedicated to child health. Our work is the result of a passionate collaboration between healthcare professionals and researchers in more than 110 centres across 31 countries around the world.

Through our studies and partnerships, we develop and deliver world-class research and training in paediatric infectious diseases to improve the lives of women and children, wherever they live.

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Current Penta studies around the World

Always expanding

Penta continues to grow, bringing together healthcare professionals, researchers and scientists worldwide to address a wide range of healthcare issues.





Years of activity


Ongoing studies and projects

Latest News

Insights from the NeoIPC webinar on outbreak management in neonatal intensive care units

10 Mar, 2023

On 9 March 2023, the NeoIPC Clinical Practice Network held a webinar titled “Protecting our tiniest patients: Strategies for managing NICU outbreaks”.  The event was a great success, with 78…
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PentaTr@ining: ‘AMR Online Course’ kicks-off! 

20 Feb, 2023

On February 20th 2023, we kicked off our exciting brand-new PentaTr@ining programme ‘AMR Online Course’. This innovative training will offer a bespoke interactive learning platform for a global audience, ensuring the sharing…
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Register for the webinar “Protecting our tiniest patients: Strategies for managing NICU outbreaks”

17 Feb, 2023

Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are essential facilities for preterm and sick newborns. Unfortunately, NICUs are also exposed to infectious disease outbreaks that may put these tiny patients at risk. …
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MRC Clinical Trials Unit Capacity Strengthening Hub launches!

08 Feb, 2023

We are excited to share that our partner, MRC CTU at UCL, launched the MRC Clinical Trials Unit (MRC CTU) has launched a Capacity Strengthening Hub on 31st January!  The aim of…
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Registrations are open for ‘PentaTr@ining: AMR Online Course’!

03 Feb, 2023

We are happy to announce that registrations are now open* for our new interactive training programme – ‘PentaTr@ining: AMR Online Course’! This timely course brings together doctors, nurses, pharmacists and…
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