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Breaking News: The W.H.O. endorsed the first ever malaria vaccine, which could save the lives of tens of thousands of children in sub-Saharan Africa.

 
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The W.H.O. endorsed the first ever malaria vaccine, which could save the lives of tens of thousands of children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 11:51 AM EST

Malaria is among the oldest known and deadliest of infectious diseases. It kills about half a million people each year, nearly all of them in sub-Saharan Africa — among them 260,000 children under age 5.

The vaccine is not just a first for malaria — it is the first developed for any parasitic disease.

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