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Global child health: The past, present and future of malaria vaccines

Global child health: The past, present and future of malaria vaccines

Despite advances in prevention, rapid diagnosis and treatment andbeing a focus disease for the Millenium Development Goals, malariacontinues to claim an unacceptable number of lives.The first experiments in malaria vaccinology date back severaldecades. There was excitement on the release of the Colombian Spf66vaccine in the 1980s but this was followed by disappointed as thetrial results did not translate into the expected effictiveness on theground. Since then, molecular advances have seen a new wave ofcandidate vaccines including the RTS. In this podcast, ADC's global health editor Nick Brown discusses with Lorenz von Seidlein, an eminent malariologist at Menzies School of Health Research, Australia, the reasons why an effective vaccine has proved so elusive, the range of new candidates and hopes for the future.Read Lorenz's full article here: http://adc.bmj.com/content/98/12/981.full

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