Developing treatment options for children

Issue

Children are the hardest hit by malaria – around 70% of those that die are under 5 years of age. Yet typically in drug development, medicines are developed for adults before child-friendly versions are pursued.

Action

MMV and partners are developing and improving access to child-friendly formulations of existing antimalarials for treatment and chemoprevention. We are also developing next-generation medicines for children in parallel with adult formulations.

Go to the portfolio of MMV-supported projects for an overview of medicines with Paediatric formulations.

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