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First malaria vaccine to be introduced in Africa

Three countries stand to benefit from the new vaccine, which could be rolled out worldwide if ...

It kills hundreds of thousands a year and infects many millions more across the globe, but no place bears the brunt of Malaria like Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 90 percent of 2015's malaria cases occurred in Africa, as did 92 percent of malaria deaths. It is here that WHO has chosen to pilot the world's first malaria vaccine next year, with Ghana, Kenya and Malawi to be the first recipients.

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Category: Medical

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  • Malaria
  • World Health Organization
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