Ghana Begins Roll Out Of Malaria Vaccine For Children

U.S. News & World Report: Test Malaria Vaccine to Roll Out in Ghana and Kenya
“In the coming weeks, children under 2 years of age will be receiving the first anti-malaria vaccine in Ghana and Kenya in a groundbreaking effort to target eliminating one of the world’s biggest killers of children…” (Radu, 4/30).

VOA News: Ghana Launches Malaria Vaccine for Children
“…Ghana is the second African country to get the vaccine, which is expected to reduce cases of the mosquito-borne and sometimes fatal disease. But experts caution that other malaria-prevention measures are still necessary. It took more than thirty years and almost one billion dollars to develop the malaria vaccine launched in Ghana [Tuesday]. The vaccine, known as RTS-S, reduces cases of the mosquito-spread disease in children by up to 40 percent…” (Knott, 4/30).

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