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WHO’s malaria vaccine study represents a “serious breach of international ethical standards”

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 26 February 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m734

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WHO’s rollout of malaria vaccine in Africa: can safety questions be answered after only 24 months?

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Petition demanding WHO respond to ethical problems with its malaria vaccine study

A new petition is calling on the World Health Organization to respond to ethical problems with its malaria vaccine study.

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The bilingual French-English petition was launched by Dr. Jérôme Munyangi on April 6 and has garnered over 8,000 signatures thus far.

Competing interests: I authored the article that the WHO has criticized. See for a general statement of competing interests.

09 April 2020
Peter Doshi
Associate editor
Baltimore, MD, USA