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Malaria: Africa pilots the world's first vaccine in major trials



A major study of the world's first malaria vaccine is underway in Africa – starting with Malawi followed by Kenya and Ghana.

The disease spread by mosquitos kills over 400,000 people each year, most of them young children.

Almost 1 billion. The dollar has gone into developing the vaccine over three decades.

Initial testing of the RTS world's first anti-malaria vaccine has shown that it reduces cases by approx. 40%.

Video producer: Rupert Waring for focus on Africa TV.


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