Malaria was eradicated in the United States by 1951, yet there were still an estimated 438,000 deaths worldwide from malaria in 2015. 90% of these deaths occurred in Africa, with 292,000 children dying before the age of five.
A new development may change these statistics for the better.
This week, the World Health Organization announced that the world’s first malaria vaccine will be piloted in three African nations (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi) in 2018.
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