At last, an end to the dreaded malaria parasite/fever is in sight. How can I forget the fevers and rigors of malaria in my younger years…Awfully painful!!
The good news: Results from a clinical study showed that among five- to 17-month-old children, the vaccine (RTS,S) prevented clinical malaria in 56 percent of trial participants over a period of one year. It prevented severe malaria in 47 percent.
If the safety and efficacy profiles are deemed satisfactory, the World Health Organization has indicated that a recommendation for RTS,S is possible as early as 2015.
Read more about major milestone in malaria prevention on Impatients Optimists (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation).