An innovative dual approach
Lowering costs, increasing effectiveness, targeting five intestinal worm species
The approach consists in a new treatment combining two existing, licensed drugs that are currently in use for intestinal worm treatment. These compounds, separately, are limited by each treating different types of intestinal worms and risk generating drug resistance. The combination of these two compounds together into one pill provides an innovative therapy effective against all five species and reduces the risk of worms developing resistance. The co-formulation aims to be safe, accessible and affordable to facilitate its implementation in mass drug administration campaigns.