Malaria vaccination is a huge victory for humanity
Vaccination has worked wonders to drive down deaths from infectious disease. A few hundred years ago, less than 60 percent of children saw their fifth birthday. Now, 95 percent do. Vaccines — against smallpox, measles, polio, diphtheria, and more — have driven that progress.
But one of childhood’s biggest killers — malaria — has eluded effective vaccination. That, at long last, looks to be changing.
In a recently concluded clinical trial, a new malaria vaccine called R21/MM…