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.
This article was originally published on April 25, 2017.
This segment aired on April 25, 2017.