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Kenya becomes third African nation to introduce world's first malaria vaccine

Kenya becomes third African nation to introduce world's first malaria vaccine

13.9.2019

Kenya becomes third African nation to introduce world's first malaria vaccine

NAIROBI (REUTERS) - Kenya on Friday (Sept 13) added the world's first malaria vaccine to the routine immunization schedule for children under two, becoming the third country in Africa to roll out the vaccine for the disease that kills one child globally every two minutes.. Read more at straitstimes.com.

"We still have an incidence of 27 per cent (malaria infection) for children under five," Masasabi said before Friday's launch of the vaccine in the western county of Homa Bay.

African nations Ghana and Malawi launched their pilot programmes of the vaccine earlier this year. Kenya plans to roll out the vaccine to eight of its 47 counties over the next two years, Masasabi said.

The Lancet report contradicted the conclusions last month of a malaria review by the World Health Organization, and its experts urged the WHO not to shy away from this"goal of epic proportions".

Read more: The Straits Times

Kenya becomes third African nation to introduce world's first malaria vaccineNAIROBI: Kenya on Friday added the world's first malaria vaccine to the routine immunization schedule for children under two, becoming the third ...

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