First malaria vaccine approved by WHO

First malaria vaccine approved by WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the world's first malaria vaccine, RTS, S / AS01, to immunize children at risk in African countries.

“This is a historic moment. The long-awaited malaria vaccine for children is a breakthrough for science, children's health and malaria control, ”the website of the organization quotes the words of WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

It is noted that more than 800 thousand children from Ghana, Kenya and Malawi took part in clinical studies. The effectiveness of the drug is estimated at 30%.

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