New malaria vaccine “could save millions of lives”

A new cheap malaria vaccine that can be produced on a huge scale has been hailed as a breakthrough by the World Health Organisation. The vaccine has been developed by the University of Oxford and is said to be 75% effective against the disease.

Most deaths from malaria are of babies and infants in Africa, where it claims more than half a million lives every year. There are already agreements in place to manufacture more than 100 million doses of the vaccine annually.

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