First Vaccine of Malaria Launched in Africa
World’s First Licensed Vaccine of Malaria has been Launched in three African Countries.
As an effort to protect children from a dangerous disease, the world’s first malaria vaccine has been launched in Malawi, Africa.
Tell us that there are more than 435,000 deaths worldwide globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomed the Malawi Government’s historic pilot program.
Malaria Vaccine RTS, S
The world’s first and only malaria vaccine has been named ‘RTS, S’ and it will be given to children up to 2 years of age.
WHO said in a statement that Ghana and Kenya will also present such a vaccine in the coming weeks.
Malaria is one of the most dangerous diseases in the world, it kills one child every two minutes. Most of these deaths occur in Africa, where more than 250,000 children die every year.
WHO estimates that there are 89 percent cases of malaria in India in Southeast Asia.
According to the National Vector Borne Disease Control Program (NVBDCP), in India, 1,090,724 cases of malaria were recorded during the year and 331 deaths were reported.
Children under the age of five are the most prone to die of this disease. Worldwide, 435 000 people die from malaria in a year, most of whom are children.
30 years in making the Vaccine
WHO Director Tedro Adnom Gebreius said, “We have taken several measures to control malaria in the last 15 years but nothing happened.
We need new solutions to bring the malaria reaction on the track, and this new vaccine gives us a promising tool to get there.
A malaria vaccine has the potential to save thousands of children. It is 30 years since the vaccine was created.