Antimalarial drugs for children
Medicines for children
Children are not just little adults. Medicines are absorbed and metabolized differently in children and should be adapted for their weight and age. MMV is working hard to ensure that antimalarial medicines appropriate for children remain available, while bringing forward new formulations.
MMV and partners have developed several child-friendly formulations (see them below). In addition, MMV is working with other organizations as part of the PAMAfrica consortium to develop the first malaria treatment for children under 5kg.