Kenya defers mega pilot test for malaria vaccine

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko (left) and Global Fund Executive Director Peter Sands call for collaborative efforts to ending malaria, during an event at Mbagathi Hospital on May 2, 2019. Counties are lagging behind in funding anti-malaria campaigns. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Inadequate funding has been flagged as one of the biggest threats in eliminating malaria in Kenya, which is relying a lot on external funding.

Kenya has postponed a large-scale pilot test for a malaria vaccine that could reduce the burden of the disease.

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