WHO approves world's first malaria vaccine RTS, S/AS01:

WHO approves world's first malaria vaccine RTS, S/AS01:

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Category : International Published on: October 08 2021

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  • The World Health Organization recommended that the world's first malaria vaccine, RTS,S/AS01 (RTS, S), be widely used among children, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa and other regions with moderate to high malaria transmission.
  • The RTS,S vaccine has been approved because it reduces malaria and life-threatening severe cases significantly. So far, over 800,000 children have received the vaccine and are benefiting from the extra protection against the disease.
  • The RTS,S malaria vaccine has been approved to reduce child illness and mortality in areas where P. falciparum malaria transmission is moderate to high.

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  • Founded: 7 April 1948
  • Director-General: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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