Securing 18 million doses of GSK’s RTS,S malaria vaccine, UNICEF calls the contract a major breakthrough for child health.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends GSK's RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine for use in children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Kenya has become the third African country to introduce the world’s first malaria vaccine into the country, in a phased pilot programme.
The Government of Malawi has launched the world’s first malaria vaccine which will be made available to children up to two years of age.