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Cameroon to introduce malaria vaccine January 22

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By Muhammad Amaan

Cameroon Minister of Public Health, Manaouda Malachieon, said the country will introduce malaria vaccine on January 22.

The minister, in a statement on Tuesday said the move was part of concerted efforts to enhance the fight against malaria and reduce morbidity and mortality associated with the disease.

“The selected vaccine, Mosquirix RTS, has been chosen by the country based on its pre-qualification, ensuring guaranteed quality, efficacy, and safety for its inclusion in the vaccination programmes.

“The vaccine will be offered in both public and private health facilities across 42 health districts. The vaccines provided for children are safe, free, and effective.”

Cameroon took delivery of 331,200 doses of malaria vaccine in November 2023, the first consignment to arrive in the Central African country.

Malaria is responsible for 70 per cent of deaths among children in Cameroon, according to the Ministry of Public Health.

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