Kenya and Ghana to rollout Malaria vaccine

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho launches an anti-malaria campaign on April 20, 2018. Malaria is still one of the biggest killers of children worldwide. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • RTS, S was developed by British drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative.
  • In one clinical trial, children who received doses of the vaccine had a lower chance of developing malaria and severe malaria, the WHO says.

As the globe marks World Malaria Day on Thursday, three African countries have been given the go-ahead to pilot the first successfully developed vaccine.

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