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Malaria vaccine pilot launched in Malawi

Country first of three in Africa to roll out landmark vaccine

WHO welcomes the Government of Malawi’s launch of the world’s first malaria vaccine today in a landmark pilot programme. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age; Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks.

Source: https://reliefweb.int/report/malawi/malaria-vaccine-pilot-launched-malawi

Q&A on malaria elimination certification in Paraguay

Q&A on malaria elimination certification in Paraguay

Paraguay is the first country in the Americas since 1973 to be certified malaria-free, representing a significant public health achievement not only for Paraguay but for the Americas as a whole

Source: www.who.int/malaria/media/paraguay-certification-qa/en/

Paraguay is first country in Americas to eliminate malaria in 45 years

Paraguay is first country in Americas to eliminate malaria in 45 years

Celebrating first country in Americas to eliminate disease since Cuba, WHO head says: ‘Success story shows what is possible’

Source: www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/11/paraguay-declared-free-of-malaria-by-who