The malaria vaccine has been tested on a large scale
For the first time in decades, a major attempt has been made to vaccinate against malaria. In Malawi, Kenya and Ghana, children under the age of 2 need to be protected from the terrible illness that requires almost half a million lives a year.
In an attempt to limit the spread of malaria, 360,000 children receive a vaccine against scandalous parasitic disease every year in Malawi, Kenya and Ghana. The picture shows a child who has been vaccinated against malaria in Kenya.
The new vaccine, known as RTS, S, trains the immune system to recognize and attack the malarial parasite that spreads from mosquitoes.