Malaria vaccine approved by WHO

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Exciting news! The first Malaria vaccine has been approved by the WHO. This is a major step forward, and will save many lives.

The vaccine, which which is called Mosquirix, was developed in Africa, and is about 30% effective against the disease. As time progresses and more research is done more effective vaccines will be released. One European vaccine that is waiting in the wings has a 77% effectiveness. We are now at the stage where we are going to see significant reductions in malarial deaths especially in young children who are more susceptible to malarial fatality because of their limited blood supply. (Malaria parasites attack and destroy the red blood cells in the body.)

A 30% Vaccine will save many lives, 77% many, many more. The war against this dreaded disease has taken a significant step forward.