Pratt Pouch

United States c. 2013

Pratt Labs at Duke University created these ketchup-sized packets, called “Pratt Pouches,” which extend the expiration of liquid antiretrovirals for 12 months. Pharmacists fill the pouches with appropriate infant dosages so the filled pouches can be given to HIV+ expectant mothers at clinic visits. This way, mothers who give birth at home may administer the medicine in the appropriate dosage and in the necessary time to prevent infection without having to worry about the antiretrovirals expiring. These Pratt Pouches were used as part of USAID’s “Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development” programs in Ecuador and Zambia.

  • Source/Credit: Transfer from U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Catalog Number: 2015.0012.12
  • Created: c. 2013
  • Acquired: 2015

This image is in the public domain and no permission is required to use it. Please credit the National Museum of American Diplomacy as the original source, and provide a link back to the item page where possible.

Most of our items are donations, and we cannot always confirm the copyright or trademark status of photographs, prints, drawings, and other artistic works that may be depicted in these images.

Please contact us at for any permissions or usage questions.

MLA Format

Pratt Pouch. c. 2013. National Museum of American Diplomacy,

Chicago Format

Pratt Pouch, c. 2013, National Museum of American Diplomacy, Washington, DC,

APA Format

(Pratt Pouch). c. 2013 [Object]. National Museum of American Diplomacy, Washington, D.C., United States.