Articles

A long, hard road to the end of malaria in Africa

Jasson Urbach | 06 Nov 2007 | Business Day (South Africa)

There has been much written and said in the media recently about the successful development of a malaria vaccine and, considering the human misery and economic costs the disease continues to cause, the developments should be welcomed. The vaccine showing the most promise (known by its laboratory name of RTS,S) was first formulated more than 20 years ago and has been used in trials since 1992, but due to the tricky nature of the parasite, which is constantly evolving, outwitting modern medicine and the human immune system, the development of a successful vaccine has been a slow process of trial and error.

Vaccine Vacancy

Jennifer Zambone | 15 Oct 2004 | National Review Online

Malaria-vaccine research is good — but we need to help the dying, now.