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Statement: Malaria vaccine will save thousands of children’s lives


Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the endorsement of the first malaria vaccine for children. In response to the announcement, First Focus on Children President Bruce Lesley issued the following statement:

“We celebrate the historic announcement of a malaria vaccine for young children. The malaria vaccine has the potential to save thousands of children’s lives every year and allow them opportunities to reach their full potential. The malaria vaccine illustrates how funding decisions and collaboration can benefit children and youth around the globe.”

First Focus Vice President for International Children’s Policy sat down with malaria and global child health expert, Dr. Miriam K. Laufer, MD about the new malaria vaccine. Watch their conversation here.