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

Is HIV cure attainable in our lifetime?

30 Nov, 2022

In the lead-up to #WorldAIDSDay2022, people wonder, is an HIV cure attainable in our lifetime? Yes, we believe there are good reasons to be optimistic about a cure!
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World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: tackling antimicrobial resistance in children and neonates

24 Nov, 2022

18 to 24 November is World Antimicrobial Awareness Week – a global campaign that every year provides an opportunity to improve awareness and understanding of the burden of antimicrobial resistance…
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NeoIPC Clinical Practice Network kicks off its activities

23 Nov, 2022

On World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022, NeoIPC kicked off its activities related to the Clinical Practice Network (CPN). The CPN brings together clinicians from over 35 neonatal intensive care units…
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A glimpse into a Penta Youth Trial Boards Meeting

15 Nov, 2022

The Penta Youth Trials Board (YTB) is made up of young people aged between 15 – 19 from South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the UK. The YTBs ensure that children and young people…
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EPIICAL General Assembly meeting to reaffirm mission to achieve HIV remission in children

14 Nov, 2022

The EPIICAL General Assembly was held online and in person in Venice on 2-4 November 2022. It brought together 80 participants from 29 organisations from the EPIICAL consortium. Attendees came…
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