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Malaria vaccine

14 Oct
•Scientists hail historic malaria jab approval but point to challenges ahead •Say WHO-approved RTS,S vaccine has modest efficacy, requires complex regimen of doses •At N3,250 per dose, vaccine rollout would cost N211.25b yearly to administer in ten African countries Scientists have hailed approval by the World Health Organisation (WHO) of the first and, to date,…
12 Oct
The Prince Ned Nwoko Malaria Eradication Project, yesterday, hailed the approval by World Health Organisation (WHO) for wide-use of the RTSS malaria vaccine in countries and the endorsement of the Foundation to coordinate the national response to implement the jab in Nigeria
7 Oct
Some health experts have commended the World Health Organisation (WHO) for recommending the widespread use of a new malaria vaccine among children.
7 Oct
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has finally endorsed widespread use of the first malaria vaccine, RTS, S/AS01 (RTS, S), among children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate to high Plasmodium falciparum transmission.
6 Oct
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is recommending widespread use of the world’s first malaria vaccine for the decades-long battle against the deadly disease for children at risk.
9 Sep
In the midst of the tragedy and turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s gratifying to see work continuing in Africa to find new ways of fighting malaria, a very old disease that has been a formidable foe for thousands of years and still kills 400,000 people every year...
2 Jul
Two United States (U.S.) Phase 1 clinical trials of a novel candidate malaria vaccine have found that the regimen conferred unprecedented high levels of durable protection when volunteers
20 Apr
Two years into a malaria vaccine pilot scheme, more than 650,000 children have been immunised across Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
25 Apr 2019
Despite Nigeria having the greatest burden of malaria in Africa and indeed the world, Malawi on Tuesday became the first of three African countries to launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine in a landmark pilot programme.
22 Apr 2019
Malawi will on Tuesday spearhead large scale pilot tests for the world's most advanced experimental malaria vaccine in a bid to prevent
26 May 2017
Several experimental malaria vaccines previously tested in people were designed to elicit antibodies against AMA1 and thus prevent parasites from entering blood cells.
24 Apr 2017
A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.


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