The World Health Organization has announced the world’s first-ever malaria vaccine.
Malaria has killed hundreds of thousands of people every year — the vast majority in sub-Saharan Africa. Children under 5 are especially vulnerable, and according to the WHO, they accounted for two-thirds of all malaria deaths in 2019.
Now there is a vaccine that could save many lives. Per the New York Times:
A modeling study last year estimated that if the vaccine were rolled