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Malaria vaccine approval: a step change for global health

October 23, 2021 - 12:22 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
The Lancet
Reference: 
Lancet. 2021 Oct 16;398(10309):1381

On Oct 6, WHO announced that it will be recommending widespread use of the RTS,S/AS01 (RTS,S) malaria vaccine for children in sub-Saharan Africa and in other regions with moderate-to-high Plasmodium falciparum transmission.

Competing interests, clashing ideas and institutionalizing influence: insights into the political economy of malaria control from seven African countries

December 16, 2020 - 09:23 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Parkhurst J, Ghilardi L, Webster J, Snow RW, Lynch CA
Reference: 
Health Policy Plan. 2020 Dec 14:czaa166

This article explores how malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa is shaped in important ways by political and economic considerations within the contexts of aid-recipient nations and the global health community. Malaria control is often assumed to be a technically driven exercise: the remit of public health experts and epidemiologists who utilize available data to select the most effective package of activities given available resources.

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