Malaria First large-scale vaccine trials to be tested in Africa - WHO

The injectable vaccine RTS, S could provide limited protection against a disease that killed 429,000 people worldwide in 2015.

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A volunteer at Burkina Faso's National Centre for Malaria Research and Training, puts "Faso Soap" on part of their hand to test its effectiveness play

A volunteer at Burkina Faso's National Centre for Malaria Research and Training, puts "Faso Soap" on part of their hand to test its effectiveness

(AFP)
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that a new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana, and Malawi.

WHO stated this on Monday, April 24.

It said 360,000 children will be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.

The injectable vaccine RTS, S could provide limited protection against a disease that killed 429,000 people worldwide in 2015.

Statistics show that 92 percent of victims were from Africa and two-thirds of them children under five.

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