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Malaria vaccine big advance against major child killer

Malaria vaccine big advance against major child killer

Health & Wellbeing
A cheap malaria vaccine that can be produced on a massive scale has been recommended for use by the World Health Organization (WHO). The vaccine has been developed by the University of Oxford and is only the second malaria vaccine to be developed. Malaria kills mostly babies and infants, and has been one of the biggest scourges on humanity. There are already agreements in place to manufacture more than 100 million doses a year. It has taken more than a century of scientific effort to develop effective vaccines against malaria. The disease is caused by a complex parasite, which is spread by the bite of blood-sucking mosquitoes. It is far more sophisticated than a virus as it hides from our immune system by constantly shape-shifting inside the human body. That makes it har...
Malaria elimination has an impact on countries economic growth – Centre for Malaria Research reveals

Malaria elimination has an impact on countries economic growth – Centre for Malaria Research reveals

Health & Wellbeing, World News
Analysis of malaria data from 180 countries shows that every 10 percent reduction in malaria cases was associated with an average rise of 0.3 percent in Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The analysis shows that high burden, and low income countries have higher than average gains, in these countries same reduction in malaria was associated with an increase to the level of GDP per capita of nearly two percent. That indicates that those in charge of our economy must be interested in the national malaria Elimination agenda to strengthen efforts towards it. Professor Evelyn Ansah, Director Centre for Malaria Research at the University of Health, and Allied Sciences (UHAS) made this known at a virtual summit to mark the world mosquito day. She said the Elimination agenda calls for activ...
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