A health surveillance assistant gives a dose of the malaria vaccine to the first recipient on Tuesday at Mitundu Community Hospital in Lilongwe. Photo: AFP

Malawi becomes world’s first country to roll out ground-breaking malaria vaccine

  • After more than three decades in development and almost US$1 billion in investment, the new vaccine began to be distributed in Lilongwe, the nation’s capital
  • Branded Mosquirix, the medication has passed lengthy scientific trials, which found it to reduce the risk of malaria by nearly 40 per cent
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A health surveillance assistant gives a dose of the malaria vaccine to the first recipient on Tuesday at Mitundu Community Hospital in Lilongwe. Photo: AFP
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