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VERDI poster wins “Best Poster” Award at ESPID 2024!

12 Jun, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the poster “SARS-CoV-2 Infection Incidence and Severity in Immunocompromised Children: A Population-Based Study in Italy and Norway” has received the Best Poster Award from the ESPID Committee for…
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HVRRICANE study makes significant progress in paediatric HIV research

27 May, 2024

We are pleased to announce the successful completion of recruitment for the HVRRICANE study. The study, a collaboration between Penta, Bambino Gesù Paediatric Hospital in Rome (OPBG), the Henry M.…
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EARTH study reveals high mortality rates among infants with HIV despite early treatment 

24 May, 2024

EPIICAL’s EARTH Study reveals challenges persist for infants in Africa with HIV despite early treatment The EARTH study findings published in eClinical Medicine shed light on the ongoing struggle for…
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Four-day antibiotic treatment shows promise for childhood pneumonia in Africa

17 May, 2024

The PediCAP consortium, a global partnership of 14 institutions, presented promising results from its main trial, PediCAP-A, at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID Global) conference…
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NeoIPC celebrates International Kangaroo Care Day by launching new video for parents

15 May, 2024

Today marks International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day – an important day dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits of skin-to-skin contact on newborns, especially those born prematurely.  Prematurity is a…
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Future-proofing children’s health through immunisation  

26 Apr, 2024

This World Immunisation Week, Penta – Child Health Research proudly recognises 50 years of progress in child immunisation and the power of vaccines in protecting preventable diseases. Vaccination programs worldwide…
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Bridging the gap to ensure equitable treatment options for children and pregnant people 

08 Apr, 2024

The pursuit of global health is a noble endeavour, but one often compromised by glaring disparities. Advancements, while crucial, frequently prioritise adult populations, leaving children and pregnant people with limited…
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New animation clears up GDPR for research participants

25 Mar, 2024

The MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL, Penta and the Health Research Authority have produced a new animated video to help children and young people understand GDPR when they are…
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The Penta Foundation achieves Gender Equality Certification: Leading the way in Italy for a more inclusive future

08 Mar, 2024

Padua, 8 March 2024 — The Penta Foundation, an independent research organisation on infectious diseases in children and pregnancy, is proud to announce that it has obtained the UNI/Pdr 125:2022…
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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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