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Malaria Vaccine Trial Set For 2018 In Ghana, Kenya And Malawi05:34
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In this Oct. 30, 2009, file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization says three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine. (Karel Prinsloo/AP)
In this Oct. 30, 2009, file photo, a mother holds her baby receiving a new malaria vaccine as part of a trial at the Walter Reed Project Research Center in Kombewa in Western Kenya. The World Health Organization says three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine. (Karel Prinsloo/AP)
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The World Health Organization is partnering with other nonprofits to begin a malaria vaccine trial in three African countries in 2018. The initiative will aim to vaccinate around 375,000 toddlers in areas that still see 25 deaths from malaria every half hour, mostly in young children.

But the vaccine will also be up against a number of roadblocks, including infrastructure issues that could make it hard for children to get all four shots needed.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with David Kaslow, director of the PATH Center for Vaccine Innovation and Access (@PATHtweets), which helped fund and develop the vaccine.

This article was originally published on April 25, 2017.

This segment aired on April 25, 2017.

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