World / WHO recommends broad use of world s first malaria vaccine for children

Zoom News : Oct 07, 2021, 05:41 AM
Malaria vaccine | The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended the widespread use of the world's first malaria vaccine on children. The WHO has called it a great achievement for science, children's health and malaria control. The RTS, S/AS01 malaria vaccine has been recommended following the results of pilot projects that started in 2019 in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi.

In a press briefing on the recommendation of malaria vaccine, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom said that with the existing measures to prevent malaria, thousands of lives can be saved every year by using this vaccine.

The WHO chief said, "This is a powerful new weapon, but like the Kovid-19 vaccine, it is not the only solution. The vaccine against malaria does not replace or reduce the need for measures such as mosquito nets or fever care." Recalling his early career as a malaria researcher, Tedros said he yearned for this day That the world would have an effective vaccine against this "ancient and dreadful disease". "Today that day has come, it is a historic day," he said.