‘Historic’ malaria vaccine proven safe for kids

October 06, 2021

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A health worker displays the new malaria vaccine in Homabay County, western Kenya, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. 

A health worker displays the new malaria vaccine in Homabay County, western Kenya, Sept. 13, 2019. 

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The World Health Organization announced on Wednesday that a vaccine against malaria has been found to be safe and effective — including for kids, who account for the vast majority of malaria deaths. And for decades, an international network of clergy sexual abuse survivors and their advocates have been pushing for more accountability within the Catholic Church. We hear from accountability experts about how an inquiry in France may reverberate worldwide. Also, 14% of endangered coral reefs were lost between 2008 and 2019. But one oceanic expert says there’s still room for hope in conservation.

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