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Malawi launches first malaria vaccination programme for children

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 25 April 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l1901
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

The Malawi government has launched a pilot programme for the world’s first malaria vaccine.1

The programme, which will also include Ghana and Kenya in the next few weeks, aims to vaccinate 360 000 children under two years old annually across the three countries. It will focus on areas with moderate to high malaria transmission.

Malaria kills 435 000 people a year globally, over 250 000 …

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