24 Apr 2017

The PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) has worked with several African health ministries and their partners to develop a tool—known as the Malaria Vaccine Decision-Making Framework—to help African countries plan for decisions on the appropriate role of an eventual malaria vaccine within their health systems.

This tool is meant to help define the malaria vaccine decision-making process and represents the kind of preparation that could help countries reduce the delays previously seen in introducing lifesaving interventions in Africa. Slow decision-making due to a wide range of factors has contributed to these delays. By using this tool, countries may be able to anticipate these factors and make more timely and informed decisions on whether or not to introduce a specific malaria vaccine into their health systems soon after one is available.