A mother holds her baby as a malaria vaccine is administered in Kenya. The shot only protects about one-third of children who get it. Photo: AP

Hopes fade for a malaria-free world as UN eradication efforts stall

  • The mosquito-borne disease still kills more than 400,000 people every year, many of whom are very young children in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • But a lack of investment and political leadership is hampering eradication programmes, the World Health Organisation warns
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A mother holds her baby as a malaria vaccine is administered in Kenya. The shot only protects about one-third of children who get it. Photo: AP
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