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‘India unlikely to get malaria jabs soon’

The development is a major advance against a disease that kills hundreds of thousands of people annually. The malaria vaccine, recommended by the WHO for widespread use among children in sub-Saharan Africa, is unlikely to be introduced in India any time soon, said experts. RTS,S, known by the brand name Mosquirix , has been recommended by WHO. National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme data says while India reported 1,018 deaths due to malaria in 2010, it saw 93 such deaths in 2020. There has also been a decline in the overall endemicity of malaria in the country, health officials […]

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