How 'historic' malaria vaccine protects children?
Malaria Vaccine Child Health

How 'historic' malaria vaccine protects children?

Dr Priyanka Barua
Dr Priyanka Barua

In 10 seconds?The world's first malaria vaccine has received a historic nod from the WHO after already hundreds of thousands of children received it as part of pilot studies. Although it's not perfect, it attacks the shape-shifting disease in a novel way.

What's the news? In the last couple of years over 2.3 doses of the RTS, S (also known as Mosquirix) vaccine have been administered to children in Malawi, Ghana, and Kenya. After these pilot studies, in October 2021 the WHO gave the green light for large-scale vaccination to begin in entire sub-Saharan Africa, where most of the cases occur.

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