The world finally has a malaria vaccine – why has it taken so long? – podcast

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The world finally has a malaria vaccine – why has it taken so long? – podcast

Last week the World Health Organization approved the world’

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Last week the World Health Organization approved the world’s first malaria vaccine. It’s been hailed as a historic breakthrough that could save tens of thousands of lives each year. But researchers have been trying to create one for more than a century – so why has it taken so long? Anand Jagatia speaks to Dr Latif Ndeketa and Prof Chris Drakeley about how the new RTS,S vaccine works and why it’s been so difficult to produce

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