GSK’s malaria vaccine trial successful
How would the RTS,S vaccine help?
Around 660,000 people die from malaria every year, most of them small children under the age of five. There are about 219 million cases of the disease a year worldwide, and children who survive the serious illness can suffer damage to their health and development in their lifetime afterwards. A vaccine, like RTS,S, could significant reduce the number of cases and deaths from this disease.