Sunday, December 5

Malaria: the historic approval of the first vaccine against the disease (and why it has taken so long)

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A child being vaccinated in Kenya in September 2019.

Image source, WHO

A historic moment in the fight against malaria.

Children in much of Africa will be vaccinated against the disease following the approval of a vaccine by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Malaria has been one of humanity’s greatest scourges for millennia and mainly kills babies and young children.

The vaccine is called RTS,S and it proved its effectiveness six years ago.

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