World’s 1st Malaria Vaccine Launched In Africa

The world’s first-ever malaria vaccine was launched in a pilot project in Africa’s Malawi. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age.

Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine soon. About 93% of the world’s malaria-related deaths in 2017 occurred in Africa.

Source: WHO

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  • WHO Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland, Director general: Tedros Adhanom.

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