WHO recommends malaria vaccine

First malaria vaccine with high efficacy
according to World Health Organization

Malaria vaccine breakthrough

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt, DrawnJournalism.com

Malaria – WHO sees new hope to fight the mosquito-borne infectious disease that affect approx. 229 mio. cases worldwide ( 2019 stats) – and where approx. estimated 627,000 people died of malaria in 2020 globally – the majority of them young adults and children.

The now recommended for children malaria vaccine ( RTS,S ) is just the first of a number of new malaria vaccines under way. The R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine is hoped to be even more efficient towards protecting against malaria ( 75% in trials )

The malaria vaccine now given thumbs up by WHO has been in development since the 1980s and has in trials shown to give a 26-50% protection to children and young adults against malaria when receiving four doses of the vaccine over a period of time, according to Wikipedia

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