New vaccines against malaria are hailed as one of the most important scientific advances. The vaccines Mosquirix and R21 reduce both the prevalence and mortality of malaria.
Malaria claims the lives of half a million children every year, but the number is dropping thanks to new vaccines.
Over the last three years, a significant decrease in child deaths due to malaria was observed, owing to the world's first malaria vaccine. Now 12 African countries are to receive 18 million doses of the malaria vaccine.