The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended on Monday a new vaccine for the prevention of malaria in children. The recommendation follows advice from the WHO: Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) and the Malaria Policy Advisory Group (MPAG) and was endorsed by the WHO Director-General following its regular biannual meeting held on Sept. 25-29.
WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said: "As a malaria researcher, I used to dream of the day we would have a safe and effective vaccine against malaria. Now we have two" "Demand for the RTS,S vaccine far exceeds supply, so this second vaccine is a vital additional tool to protect more children faster, and to bring us closer to our vision of a malaria-free future." he added.
Source: Qatar News Agency