MALARIA VACCINE FOR CHILDREN AT RISK – October 6, 2021

Historic RTS,S/AS01 recommendation can reinvigorate the fight against malaria

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high P. falciparum malaria transmission. The recommendation is based on results from an ongoing pilot programme in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi that has reached more than 800 000 children since 2019.

For more information, visit…

https://www.who.int/news/item/06-10-2021-who-recommends-groundbreaking-malaria-vaccine-for-children-at-risk

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/malaria

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