A serious illness caused by being bitten by a mosquito, usually in a hot country
In 2018 Malawi, Ghana and Kenya will be the first countries to benefit from a vaccination programme to combat malaria.
In countries where the mosquito carrying the disease is ubiquitous, the illness kills thousands of people, many of them children, every year. The new vaccine offers real hope that a preventative solution has finally been found.
The practical aspects of administering the vaccine will be challenging. It has to be given four times. Recipients will have to be located and injected with the vaccine every month for three months. The final dose is given 18 months later. That will present a logistical problem for those dealing with the vaccinations in remote areas of the countries.
a serious illness caused by being bitten by a mosquito, usually in a hot country