At 50 percent efficacy the RTS,S malaria vaccine will not be a stand-alone solution – Article for DW English
Figures from the World Health Organization suggest that malaria infects more than 200 million people every year – causing 700,000 deaths around the world. About 90 percent of cases occur in sub-Saharan Africa.
It’s hoped the RTS,S malaria vaccine will reduce mortality rates attributed to the tropical disease in small children by half.
And it’s here at the Albert Schweitzer hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon, where much of the work on the vaccine is being done.