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

It’s time to recognise the movers and shakers in the maternal and child health field with Penta’s Brighter Future Award (BFA)!

From 15 June 2023, nominate anyone who deserves to be celebrated for going the extra mile to improve the health outcomes of children and pregnant people.

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.

Are you interested joining the Penta ID Network? Complete this form to apply.

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

IMI2 conect4children Consortium announces the establishment of the conect4children Stichting

31 May, 2023

The conect4children (c4c) Consortium today announced the establishment of the conect4children Stichting, a Dutch non-profit organisation, aiming to sustain the work done by the public-private consortium.
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Penta announces the inaugural Brighter Future Award to honour maternal and child health champions

30 May, 2023

Penta is proud to unveil the Brighter Future Award (BFA), an annual global event designed to honour and celebrate the remarkable efforts of individuals and organisations working tirelessly to improve…
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What being a Penta Young Reporter is all about

24 May, 2023

Millions of people around the world are impacted by HIV, which remains a serious global health problem. Being engaged in HIV research provides the chance to help discover new medicines…
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Science4Pandemics initiatives to educate young people on pandemic preparedness

09 May, 2023

Science4Pandemics (S4P) is an EU-funded project that aims to educate young people on how to prevent future pandemics through a game-based learning approach. S4P needs your support! S4P is dedicated…
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Join VERDI’s clinical study in paediatric and adolescent mpox

11 Apr, 2023

We would like to invite hospitals to participate in a study of mpox in children and adolescents globally. This mpox paediatric and adolescent clinical study is a Joint EU Clinical Research…
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