Inroads to an effective malaria vaccine, finally

Friday, April 23, 2021 - 4:27pm

https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/dovetail.prxu.org/_/300/4121116c-6069-4707-93a9-5729cff5acb2/2021_0423_05.mp3

Researchers have found that a new vaccine for malaria may be more than 70% effective on children in a phase II clinical trial in Burkina Faso. No other vaccine comes close to that. The public health impacts could be far-reaching if the results continue in further trials, Halidou Tinto tells host Marco Werman. He is a professor of parasitology and principal investigator at the Clinical Research Unit of Nanoro, in Burkina Faso.