WHO groups recommend trial of malaria vaccine

An article from Ghana Web
November 16, 2015

The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) and the Malaria Policy Advisory Committee (MPAC) have jointly recommended pilot projects to understand how to best use a vaccine that protects young children against malaria.

The decision was contained in a press release after a meeting of the two advisory committees of WHO.

Chair of MPAC, Professor Fred Binka, said the meeting was “a historic meeting with two of WHO’s major advisory committees working together to consider current evidence about this vaccine.”

He said the committees agreed that the pilot implementations should be the next step with the vaccine.

The statement said the vaccine, known as RTS,S, was the first vaccine for malaria, but there was one primary question.

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