Despite global efforts at prevention and improving control, the public health impact of these diseases is still huge. Medicines are the mainstay of control efforts, but drug resistance is a constant threat. Effective vaccines are urgently required and would add substantially to the ongoing efforts to curb these diseases.
The first vaccine against malaria to receive a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency will soon be tested in implementation trials in three African countries: Kenya, Malawi and Ghana.
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