Malawi to pilot groundbreaking malaria vaccine Apr 23, 2019 0 362 12345 AFPLilongweMalawi will on Tuesday spearhead large scale pilot tests for the world’s most advanced experimental malaria vaccine in a bid to prevent the disease that kills hundreds of thousands across Africa each year.After more than three decades in development and almost $1 billion in investment, the cutting-edge trial will be rolled out in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe this week and then in Kenya and Ghana next week. It aims to immunise 120,000 children aged two years and under to assess the effectiveness of the pilot vaccine and whether the delivery process is feasible.Four successive doses must be administered on a strict timetable for it to work.Trade-named Mosquirix, the drug has been developed by British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline in partnership with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative.It passed previous scientific testing -- including five years of clinical trials on 15,000 people in seven countries -- and was approved for the pilot programme in 2015.Malaria episodes reduced by 40 percent in the trials. Although the potential vaccine will not give full protection against the mosquito-borne disease, it is the furthest along in development and so far the most effective.Scientists say if it was rolled out on a large scale it could save hundreds of thousands of lives. RELATED ARTICLES Act against PM for poll norms violations, Yechury urges EC Apr 23, 2019 0 1388 India shares ‘all evidence’ against JeM’s Azhar with China for his blacklisting Apr 23, 2019 0 433 15 Indian states go to polls in third phase of Lok Sabha elections today Apr 23, 2019 0 394 Lawyers for ‘full court’ to hear charges against CJI IANS New Delhi The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) have expressed deep reservations regarding the suo moto court hearing held on April 20 on the .. Modi’s nuke threat highly irresponsible: Amarinder IANS Jalandhar Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on India’s nuclear arsenal was “highly irresponsible”. Urging people to support the Congress’ ‘jung’ (war) for .. Rahul regrets attributing ‘chor’ remarks to SC IANS New Delhi Explaining his remarks on the Rafale deal, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed regret for attributing his “Chowkidar Chor Hai” remarks to the top court and said he has incorrectly done so in .. Rahul’s nomination from Amethi valid: EC Lucknow: In a major relief to Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the Election Commission has declared as valid his nomination from the Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh. An independent candidate on Saturday .. British aid worker, Nigerian man shot dead at resort; four tourists abducted AFP Kano Two people including a British aid worker have been shot dead and four tourists abducted in an attack by armed gunmen on a holiday resort in northwestern Nigeria, police said on Sunday. Police and aid agency Mercy ..