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GSK, WHO, Partners To Begin Pilot Program For RTS,S Malaria Vaccine In 3 African Countries

STAT: A pivotal test of an experimental malaria vaccine set to begin
“Researchers are preparing to launch a pivotal test of an experimental malaria vaccine this month — one that global health leaders believe could eventually lead to big reductions in the number of cases and deaths worldwide. Despite those high hopes, there are also concerns that the theoretical benefits of the vaccine, made by GSK, might not translate into the real world. To see whether the vaccine lives up to its promise, the World Health Organization and partners have designed a sort of beta rollout of the vaccine, called RTS,S…” (Branswell, 4/19).