Posted: Friday 31 March 2017
In 2015 there were approximately 214 million cases of malaria and 438,000 deaths, mostly children under 5 years of age! Vaccination is the key to shifting the fight against malaria from sustained control to eradication.
Malaria causes fatigue, fever, seizures and, if untreated, coma and death in almost half of the world. It is spread easily by the bite from an infected Anopheles mosquito and is endemic in tropical countries of regions such as Latin America, Asia and the sub-Saharan Africa.
Children under five, pregnant women, people with HIV/AIDS and non-immune migrants are most at risk.
80 per cent of victims are children.
Despite global efforts there is no effective malaria vaccine available until now!
For more information go to https://malariavaccineproject.com/