WHO Announced The Start Of The Use Of The World's First Vaccine Against Malaria

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WHO Announced The Start Of The Use Of The World's First Vaccine Against Malaria
WHO Announced The Start Of The Use Of The World's First Vaccine Against Malaria
Video: WHO Announced The Start Of The Use Of The World's First Vaccine Against Malaria
Video: Launch of the Malaria vaccine in Ghana 2023, February
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According to WHO, the Malawi government will begin using the world's first malaria vaccine as part of a pilot program that will also take place in Ghana and Kenya shortly. Vaccinations will be given to children under the age of two.

“Children from the poorest families suffer the most and are most at risk of dying. We know vaccines can prevent fatal diseases and reach children, including those who may not have direct access to doctors, nurses and health care providers to get the help they need to save their lives when the disease becomes severe,”said Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.

In the course of research on the RTS, S vaccine, which has been under development for thirty years, scientists have been able to prevent malaria in four out of ten cases. In addition, studies have shown that the effect of the vaccine also helps prevent severe infections in three out of ten cases.

According to CNN, 360,000 children from Malawi, Kenya and Ghana will be vaccinated. The ministries of health in these countries must determine the locations for vaccinations. Areas with moderate to high rates of malaria will be listed first. This is where the vaccine is expected to have the greatest impact.

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