Summary #214

World's first malaria vaccine to go to 360,000 African children
  • 219M cases in 2017 compared to 217M in 2016 suggest that Malaria is making a comeback, so WHO has organized a large-scale project to deliver vaccines.
  • The vaccine - RTS,S aka Mosquirix - has been in testing since 1987, and it could save tens of thousands of children’s lives.
  • The World’s first Malaria vaccine will be received by around 360,000 children in three African countries.
  • Malaria is treatable and preventable, but ~435,000 people still die of it each year.


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