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WHO experts back using malaria vaccine on African children By Reuters


© Reuters. FILEPHOTO: This logo can be seen at Geneva’s World Health Organization (WHO), building, 02/02/2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

NAIROBI/DAKAR – The World Health Organization (WHO), Wednesday said that the only vaccine for malaria must be broadly used in Africa. This could represent a huge step towards a devastating disease that claims hundreds of thousands annually.

RTS,S or Mosquirix is the recommended vaccine. This was developed by GlaxoSmithKline, an American drugmaker (NYSE:). The WHO’s two top immunization advisory groups, Malaria Policy Advisory Group (NYSE:) and Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (WHO:), jointly announced the decision in Geneva.

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