3 Nov 2010

In its latest issue, the medical journal The Lancet editorialized, “Malaria will only be truly eliminable (or eradicable) when an effective vaccine is fully available.” Malaria kills approximately 900,000 people a year worldwide and sickens tens of millions more. A first generation malaria vaccine supported by the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) is currently the subject of a large multi-center Phase 3 trial in subSaharan Africa.