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Unlimit Health continues commitment to supporting paediatric treatment against schistosomiasis

20 December 2023

Following the recent European Medicines Agency (EMA) positive scientific opinion for arpraziquantel to treat schistosomiasis in preschool-aged children, Unlimit Health reaffirms its commitment to supporting paediatric treatment against this parasitic infection.  

Unlimit Health is dedicated to the elimination of parasitic infections and is a long-standing member of the Pediatric Praziquantel Consortium – the first international not-for-profit partnership that aims to reduce the global disease burden of schistosomiasis by addressing the medical need of infected preschool-aged children. 

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Dr Wendy Harrison

Dr Wendy Harrison, CEO of Unlimit Health, said:

“Addressing the unmet need for paediatric treatment is crucial to achieving disease elimination objectives, as well as broader health and development goals on education, nutrition, health and wellbeing, and poverty eradication”. 

Based on its experience and expertise on and dedication to paediatric treatment against schistosomiasis, Unlimit Health commits to utilising its own resources to: 

  • Support the delivery of paediatric treatment against schistosomiasis in at least one country 
  • In line with country ownership objectives, provide technical support for the integration of paediatric treatment into health and nutrition services 
  • Engage in the development of financing mechanisms and resource mobilisation to improve access to treatment across all endemic countries 

The organisation looks forward to further collaboration with its endemic country partners on this important issue, in support of their health and wellbeing objectives.