HEALTH: The 1st malaria vaccine

https://apnews.com/article/malaria-vaccine-dcb917ea3fbd090484bfe6750d4ea58c

UN endorses world’s 1st malaria vaccine as ‘historic moment’
By MARIA CHENG yesterday

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Malaria Vaccine Endorsed

The World Health Organization announced yesterday it is recommending widespread use of the first proven malaria vaccine for children in sub-Saharan Africa and other at-risk regions. Hailed as a “historic moment,” the vaccine is the first to be developed for any parasitic disease in humans.  

The drug does not provide perfect protection; a pilot program involving 800,000 children from Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi since 2019 found it reduced severe cases by 30%. It also requires a four-dose regimen, a challenge in countries with fragile medical infrastructure. A follow-up modified version of the drug, still in clinical trials, has shown efficacy above 75% in the first year after treatment.

Malaria kills more than 400,000 people each year, with more than half being African children under five. The mosquito-borne disease affects about 2,000 people in the US annually, but results in only a handful of deaths in the country. Experts predict the new vaccine could save tens of thousands of lives each year when combined with other interventions. 

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Here’s a “traditional” vaccine.

It’s not perfect.  But, the cost of not having it is huge.

Unlike the Covid-19 RNA “vaccine”, it solves REAL problems with REAL percentages.

While it probably won’t be a mandatory profit make for Big Pharma, unlike the Covid-19 jab and rehabs, I see this akin to the polio vaccine where Moms will be running to get it for their children.

Maybe next year, I won’t have to donate to the Against Malaria Foundation and then I can pick another charity hoping they will accomplish their mission.  For those who want to donate, the information is below.

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Against Malaria Foundation (AMF)

C/O Citibank
NA POB 7247-6370
Philadelphia PA 19170-6370
+44 (0) 20 7371 8745
EIN 20-306 9841

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