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World Health Organization Approves Malaria Vaccine

The vaccine prepared for the malaria disease, which causes the death of hundreds of thousands of people in Africa every year, has been approved for use by the WHO.

Malaria is a common disease spread by mosquitoes, especially in Africa. hundreds of thousands of people causing death. But to date, there is no approved vaccine for this deadly disease. did not exist.

World Health Organization (WHO) developed for the malaria disease that causes the death of adults and especially children in Sub-Saharan Africa. RTS,S/AS01 approved the widespread use of the vaccine.

Can change the fate of the world

Speaking about the importance of the vaccine at the conference held at WHO’s headquarters in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,I longed to see the day an effective vaccine against this ancient and terrible disease was developed.” said. Stating that no progress has been made in the fight against malaria in recent years, Ghebreyesus said:Every year 200 million on the case and 400 bin loss occurs. These deaths two thirds Unfortunately, children make upHe reminded how serious the disease is.

Stating that there is still a long way to go in the fight against malaria, the WHO Director-General said, “This vaccine is a gift to the world, but it is valuable because it is the continent with the most malaria. will be felt most in Africa” said.

Pilot application completed successfully

Phase 3 studies were completed in 2017 and pilot implementation of the vaccine started in Malawi in East Africa in 2019. Following the approval of the WHO, the Global Association for Vaccines and Vaccinations (GAVI) approved the use of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine and the doses were provided. expected to be distributed.

Malaria is a disease transmitted by the bites of mosquitoes carrying a parasite called plasmodium. After an average incubation period of 7 daysIt is a deadly disease with side effects such as fever, chills, sweating, headache and nausea.

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