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Penta joins CoMeCT, a new European project to boost clinical research preparedness for future infectious disease outbreaks

22 Feb, 2024

CoMeCT, short for Coordination Mechanism for Cohorts and Trials, is a new EU-funded project aiming to strengthen European preparedness and response capacity for future health emergencies. Over the next three…
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Penta teams up with IAVI and Achilles Vaccines to develop new treatments for HIV, emerging infections and neglected diseases

01 Feb, 2024

Penta – Child Health Research announced a new collaboration with IAVI and Achilles Vaccines to accelerate the development of treatments for HIV, emerging infections and neglected diseases affecting children. This…
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Advancing Paediatric Antibiotic Research: Two New African-European Research Collaborations Tackle Severe Infections in Neonates and Children

30 Jan, 2024

This week, expert scientists and clinicians from PediCAP and SNIP-AFRICA, two major research partnerships combatting antimicrobial resistance, convene in Johannesburg to present groundbreaking results and ways to advance antibiotic research…
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Empowering young voices through Penta’s Youth Trial Boards (YTB)

22 Jan, 2024

For the past 6 years, Penta has run an initiative called the Youth Trial Boards (YTB), a platform for adolescents who are living with specific health conditions to actively participate…
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Rewatch the NeoIPC CPN webinar: “The role of surveillance in preventing hospital-acquired infections among newborns”

02 Jan, 2024

The NeoIPC Clinical Practice Network successfully hosted a webinar on 23 November 2023, addressing the critical topic of surveillance of hospital-acquired infections in newborns. With 130 participants attending the online…
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CARMA Global study hits recruitment target

22 Dec, 2023

The CARMA Global study, part of the EPIICAL project, has successfully met its recruitment target and recruited 99 children and adolescents living with HIV from across the globe. The study…
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The UNIVERSAL project’s potential impact on the health of children living with HIV, told by Dr Vivian Mumbiro

20 Dec, 2023

In recent years, advancements in medical research have paved the way for an array of treatment options for children living with HIV. The efforts of scientists and researchers globally, have…
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PediCAP project at the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership Forum

07 Dec, 2023

The PediCAP project, dedicated to investigating antibiotic therapy for severe and very severe childhood community-acquired pneumonia, actively participated in the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) forum held…
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Penta Brighter Future Awards: Meet the finalists  

29 Nov, 2023

Congratulations to the 18 finalists for Penta’s inaugural Brighter Future Award. The selected finalists have demonstrated exceptional creativity in their approaches to tackling healthcare challenges, showcasing ground-breaking solutions with the…
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Advancements in paediatric HIV research: Insights from the EPIICAL general assembly meeting 

29 Nov, 2023

In the quest to enhance our understanding of paediatric HIV and improve treatment outcomes, the EPIICAL project has worked tirelessly for the past eight years to gather and generate knowledge…
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World AMR Awareness Week 2023: Joining forces to combat Antimicrobial Resistance

21 Nov, 2023

As we observe World AMR Awareness Week (WAAW) 2023, the theme of “Preventing antimicrobial resistance together” serves as a stark reminder of the collective responsibility we all share in preserving the effectiveness of these…
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Register for the NeoIPC webinar: “Role and potential of surveillance in preventing hospital-acquired infections among newborns”

17 Nov, 2023

Hospital-acquired infections pose a significant risk to the health and wellbeing of newborns, especially preterm babies. The NeoIPC Clinical Practice Network will be holding a webinar focusing on the role and potential of…
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NeoIPC launches new surveillance toolkit to bolster infection prevention and control efforts in NICUs

09 Nov, 2023

The NeoIPC Consortium is proud to announce the launch of a new surveillance toolkit to help neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) track and prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in high-risk newborns,…
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Penta’s Young Reporters project shortlisted for Pharma Marketing Excellence Awards 

27 Oct, 2023

There is a growing need to ensure that knowledge generated from clinical trials is shared widely and accurately. However, young people often find themselves left out of this crucial exchange…
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PentaTr@ining Uganda 2023: Empowering healthcare professionals

27 Oct, 2023

In the heart of Munyonyo, Uganda, on October 13-14, over 140 healthcare professionals and researchers gathered for our course, PentaTr@ining Uganda 2023. The bespoke two-day programme was a rich fusion…
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D3 (PENTA 21) hosts investigators’ meeting in Uganda 

24 Oct, 2023

The D3 (PENTA 21) investigators’ meeting took place in Uganda on 12 October 2023, bringing together partners from South Africa, Spain, Thailand, UK and Uganda to discuss progress, challenges and…
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New Penta/EACS HIV treatment guidelines 2023 available

19 Oct, 2023

The Penta/EACS HIV treatment guidelines 2023 were launched on the 18th October 2023 at the EACS conference in Poland. Guidance on preferred and alternative first-line antiretroviral therapy (ART) have been updated…
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What to expect at a PK study day

02 Oct, 2023

A new animated video aimed at study participants explains what happens during a pharmacokinetics (PK) study. The video, which is now available to watch online in Lugandan, Isizulu and English,…
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