World Health Organization approves first-ever malaria vaccine. Can it be a game-changer?

The World Health Organization approved the first-ever vaccine for malaria on Wednesday. The organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called the approval a historic day. The disease kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, mostly children. The vaccine is only moderately effective, but it could save thousands of lives annually. 



  • Dr. Sunil Parikh - professor of epidemiology and infectious diseases at the Yale School of Public Health