Malaria Vaccine Update: 1 Million Children in Africa Now Vaccinated
Good news! We have an update on the first ever W.H.O.-approved Malaria vaccine, as now more than 1 million African children are protected. The vaccine was initially deployed in October 2021 and focused on the Sub-Sharan African regions of Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi. The rollout in this highly affected regions expects to save between 40,000 and 80,000 children each year.
W.H.O. Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed the importance of the vaccine and its adoption. "This vaccine is not just a scientific breakthrough, it's life-changing for families across Africa."
90% of the world's Malaria cases are recorded in Africa, and 260,000 children die each year from the disease.