Tag Archives: Sub-Saharan Africa

World’s First Malaria Vaccine Trials Over, Partially Successful But Awaits EMA/WHO Nod

The malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 developed for use in sub-Saharan Africa was found to be effective in children for up to 4 years, after final trials. To be available in October this year, the vaccine could prevent malaria spread in highly tranmission areas, said lead author Prof. Brian Greenwood of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. “The European Medicines ...

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Targeting Hot Zones in Africa May Prevent HIV Spread by 40%, Shows UCLA Model

Though Ebola in Africa has attracted much of the world’s attention recently, a severe HIV epidemic rages on in sub-Saharan Africa and more than 34 million people are infected with HIV; in sub-Saharan Africa alone, 3 million new infections occur annually. Researchers at UCLA have devised a plan they say would be much more effective in reducing HIV transmission. Not ...

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