German drugmaker, BioNTech set to develop malaria vaccine

As the world tackles the spread of the Corona Virus…..Germany’s BioNTech, which developed a coronavirus vaccine with US giant Pfizer in record time, said Monday it aimed to start trailing a malaria vaccine next year using the same breakthrough mRNA technology.

Malaria kills more than 400,000 people a year mainly young children in Africa.

If successful, the vaccine could be a crucial step in the fight against the mosquito-borne disease.

Veronic Njie reports.

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