Pratt Pouch nevirapine

Pratt Pouch for Home Based HIV Prevention in Neonates

Pratt Pouch  | ARV | PMTCT | nevirapine

This unique packaging allows home based provision of antiretrovirals for newborns in remote settings.

The Pratt Pouch was developed by Duke University's Engineering School and tested in clinical trials in Ecuador, Zambia and Tanzania. The unique packaging allows antiretrovirals to be packaged for a life span of 12 months.

Local pharmacies can be equipped to fill the pouches on location and then distribute the pouches to hospitals, clinics and rural communities. At home, a mother or caregiver tears open the packet and squeeze the medication into a baby’s mouth – much like a packet of ketchup.

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