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Scientists: New malaria vaccine is world-changing

A malaria vaccine with “world-changing” potential has been developed by scientists at the University of Oxford.

According to BBC the team is expected to roll it out next year after trials showed up to 80% protection against the deadly disease.

Adding that the vaccine is cheap and they already have a deal to manufacture more than 100 million doses a year.

The charity Malaria No More said recent progress meant children dying from malaria could end “in our lifetimes”.

Last year, the World Health Organization gave the historic go ahead for the first vaccine – developed by pharmaceutical giant GSK – to be used in Africa.

Editing Hadiza Abdulrahman, Omotola Oguneye