Malaria Vaccine: A Future Hope to Curtail the Global Malaria Burden

Kaliyaperumal Karunamoorthi


It has been estimated that nearly half of the world’s population is at the risk of contracting malaria with sub Saharan Africa being the most risky area. The existing frontline malaria control interventions are not only expensive but also become ineffective owing to the emergence of insecticide and drug resistance. It calls for an innovative approach in terms of potential and reliable vaccine as an additional tool. Over centuries, the public health experts have been actively engaged to formulate a safe, affordable and potential malaria vaccine and accordingly a notable achievement has also been attained. However, many challenges are required to be flagged immediately and effectively to devise an ideal prophylactic malaria vaccine. Therefore, the global community has to remain waiting quite a few more years to build a wannabe malaria‑free world in the near future.

Keywords: Malaria, malaria elimination, malaria eradication, malaria parasite, vaccine

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