The World Health Organization on Wednesday endorsed the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine, the first against the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than 400,000 people a year, mostly African children.
After developing a coronavirus vaccine in record time, the German pharmaceutical company aims to start trialing a malaria shot next year using the same breakthrough mRNA technology.
China has become the 40th country to be declared malaria-free. An expert team traveled in May this year to verify China's malaria-free status. It has not had an indigenous case for four years.
Luz Martínez has contracted malaria three times in Venezuela, the last time when she was six months pregnant with her fourth child in a low-income neighbourhood. She lives in Los Montones, a community in the eastern Anzoategui state, where many local residents fear malaria more than the Covid-19 pandemic, which has overwhelmed hospitals in the South American country.
Ahead of World Malaria Day on April 25, the WHO announced plans to stamp out malaria from 25 countries in five years such. The agency had supported 21 countries to bring their malaria caseloads to zero by 2020.
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The WHO is worried that it will fail to reach the goals set in the fight against malaria. Death rates are expected to rise sharply again in 2020 because resources are being diverted to fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
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11 Oct 2019
International donors pledged $14 billion to fight diseases including AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis on Thursday at a Global Fund summit in the French city of Lyon.