The world could have a Malaria vaccine as early as 2024 if trials of that from a UK facility shows positive results in 2021.
Malaria according to the UNICEF kills a child every 30 seconds in Africa or about 3000 every day; that’s close to 1.2million deaths annually.
65% of those affected are children under 5years old and many of them live in sub-saharan Africa.

Now there is hope that a vaccine for Malaria maybe in the works and could be tested on African children sooner than later.

A report by Reuters says Scientists at Oxford University’s Jenner Institute have been working on both the Covid19 and Malaria vaccines.

The report quotes Jenner Institute director, Adrian Hill as saying that the malaria vaccine will be tested on 4,800 children in Africa in 2021, after early trials yielded promising results.

The malaria vaccine could be in use by 2024, should the final human trials be successful.

The report says Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine is currently awaiting regulatory approval for use in the UK.

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