WHO Approves first vaccine for Malaria

Washington DC, 8/10: Every year around four lakh people die from malaria, a mosquito-borne disease around the world. Hundreds of years have passed, yet we are battling this disease and till date we have not been able to get rid of it. The special thing is that if we talk about India, then malaria has been in our midst for so long that common people have considered it as a common disease. This is the reason why someone’s death due to malaria surprises us and often people take it as the negligence of the doctor. Now to get rid of this disease, the World Health Organization has allowed the widespread use of the first vaccine used against malaria. This vaccine has been made by GlaxoSmith Kline (GSK). This vaccine, named RTS, S / AS01, has been administered as a pilot project to about 8 lakh children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi.

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