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PediCAP trial findings disseminated to Mozambican healthcare community

16 Jul, 2024

The PediCAP trial team is pleased to announce the successful completion of a series of dissemination meetings aimed at sharing trial results with key stakeholders in Mozambique. These meetings targeted…
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SUPPORT project launches to equip the next generation of African experts to fight childhood HIV 

11 Jul, 2024

A new collaborative project called SUPPORT has officially launched to train the next generation of researchers who will focus on preventing mortality among these children. The SUPPORT initiative, funded by…
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PentaTr@ining Oman 2024: Working together to tackle vertical transmission of HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B in maternal and child health

28 Jun, 2024

From 14 to 16 May, 2024, PentaTr@ining in collaboration with UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and with support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), brought together over 50…
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Significant advancements and fifteen month extension for the RBDCOV project

25 Jun, 2024

The European Commission has granted a 15-month extension to the RBDCOV project, allowing researchers additional time to recruit volunteers for the HH-3 clinical trial. This trial assesses the efficacy, tolerability,…
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VERDI General Assembly 2024: Sustainability and Future Directions

24 Jun, 2024

Last week, the VERDI project team gathered in Tallinn, Estonia, and online for the 4th General Assembly. This year’s meeting, which brought together around 60 people from 30 partner institutions,…
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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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Medicines momentum: Europe sets stage for improved clinical trials

22 May, 2024

This article originally appeared on Horizon: The EU Research & Innovation Magazine. In the 1980s, during the height of the AIDS epidemic, Professor Carlo Giaquinto was starting out as a…
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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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