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Tuesday , 18 June 2019
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WHO choose three African countries to test world’s first malaria vaccine

On Monday, World Health Organization said that world’s first malaria vaccine will be tested in three African which are Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi. It is said that pilot will start from coming year and hundreds of thousands young child will be given the vaccine. The malaria vaccine will be tried on children from 5 to 17 months olds.

It is said the vaccine has fractional efficiency and it has the potential to save tens of thousands lives if used with current measures. WHO regional director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti said that challenge lies at whether poor countries can have mandatory four doses of the vaccine for every child.

In Africa bed netting and pesticides is the major protection from malaria. Malaria is one of the world’s most dogged health issues which are contaminating more than 200 million people every next year.

World Health Organization said that worldwide effort to beat malaria has resulted in 62 percent censored in deaths from 2000 to 2015.

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