Who Approves First Anti-Malarial Vaccine

The World Health Organization endorsed the first anti-malarial vaccine on 6 October.

Updated: Oct 08, 2021 12:53:35 pm

08 October 2021 Current Affairs:
The World Health Organization endorsed the first anti-malarial vaccine on 6 October.

♦ The WHO said on Wednesday that it recommended the widespread use of the RTS, S/AS01 (RTS, S) malaria vaccine amidst children in sub-Saharan Africa.
♦ It is also recommended to other regions with mild to high P. falciparum malaria transmission, based on ongoing pilot performance in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi.
♦ The development comes when WHO and its partners have reported winning the fight against Malaria that accounts for the death of 2,60,000 African children periodically under five. 
♦ Malaria remains a principal cause of childhood illness and death in sub-Saharan Africa.
♦ The vaccine does significantly reduce life-threatening critical Malaria.
♦ The European Medicines Agency was first approved in 2015 by European Medicines Agency for use in Africa in infants and children.

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