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New Malaria Vaccine Could Save the Lives of Thousands of Children per year in Africa

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 27, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 14:38
Malaria is one of the oldest and deadliest infectious diseases known to humans. But only this month has a vaccine been deemed effective enough to get full recommendation from the World Health Organization for use in children in Africa. We had a COVID vaccine after just one year. Why has it taken so long to find one for malaria? Miriam Laufer is a professor of medicine and public health at the University of Maryland, where she specializes in malaria research. (Segment produced by Olivia Young) (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)