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.