Uganda to get malaria vaccine

Uganda to get malaria vaccine

Conan Businge and Juliet Waiswa, New Vision Uganda

UGANDA plans to launch three new vaccines to quickly reduce the high death rates caused by malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and other bacteria.

One of the vaccines is the RTS,S malaria vaccine for infants of six to 12 weeks of age.

The drug is expected to be at least 50% effective against severe malaria and it protects for one year.

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