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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)

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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