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World’s First Malaria Vaccine Coming to Africa in 2018

The world's first malaria vaccine will be released in Ghana, Keyna, and Malawi in 2018. While malaria was eradicated in the US by 1951, it still kills over 400,000 people worldwide each year. Will this vaccine help eradicate malaria?       
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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.

First-ever @malariavaccine pilot will take place in Ghana, Kenya, & Malawi. Press release: https://t.co/8cpFTO13jX#vaccineswork#endmalariapic.twitter.com/Zou9nZViZi

— PATH (@PATHtweets) April 24, 2017


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