The Africa Report - - BRIEFING -

In April, sci­en­tists an­nounced that a new ex­per­i­men­tal treat­ment for Ebola had proved suc­cess­ful in tri­als on mon­keys, while med­i­cal jour­nal The Lancet pub­lished de­tails of promis­ing fi­nal tri­als for a new anti-malaria vac­cine. De­spite the fact that only half of chil­dren treated with anti-malaria drug RTS, S/AS01 re­cov­ered, the re­sults rep­re­sent a ma­jor step for­ward in com­bat­ing the dis­ease, which kills more than 1,300 chil­dren each day in sub-sa­ha­ran Africa. No other vac­cine has achieved even this level of suc­cess.

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