Tuesday, 15 November 2005

Malaria jab's long-term promise

Vaccine protects children for 18 months

BBC reports:

A malaria vaccine has been found to protect children in Africa from serious disease for at least 18 months.
Researchers working in Mozambique found the jab cut the risk of clinical malaria by 35% and nearly halved the risk of serious malaria.
Let's pray this will be an important step towards reaching one of the UN millennium goals.

In other news BBC reports:
Fungi native to East Africa could be used as a new tool in the fight against malaria, recent studies suggest.
An international team of scientists from the Netherlands, Tanzania and the UK say their technique could significantly reduce malaria cases.