New malaria vaccine could save millions of lives

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AFRICA – A reported 1,000 kids in Africa die of Malaria every day.

Pretty soon, that number could be reduced by almost half. That’s the result of a clinical trial by British drug company GlaxoSmithKline.

The vaccine was given to kids in Africa ages five months to 17 months, and it proved to be a big breakthrough.

David Kaslow, Director of the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative, said, “This translates into really significantly reducing the pain and suffering because malaria continues to be a huge disease burden.”

Their work is far from over, but saving nearly 500 lives a day is a darn good start.

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