Coinciding with the World Malaria Day on April 25th, GFA World announced that a new malaria vaccine which could save millions of lives is on its way.
According to the press release of humanitarian agency GFA World (formerly Gospel for Asia), human trials of a new malaria vaccine is ongoing, and the results are promising.
“Malaria is one of the most rampant child-killers in the world today,” said K.P. Yohannan, founder of Texas-based GFA World “For countless millions across Africa, Asia and other parts of the world, an effective vaccine against malaria would be like a dream.”
Potential Malaria Vaccine Shot from Mosquito Spit
According to an October 2020 article from Legion Magazine, a clinical researcher for the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has developed a vaccine based on mosquito spit.
Sharon Adams, writing for Legion, wrote that during tests on animals, this mosquito saliva-based vaccine turned out to be effective not just for malaria prevention, but also in impairing the development of Zika virus and sandfly-borne leishmaniasis.
The first human trial was in 2017 where 49 volunteers had reportedly experienced minor side effects. The next stage is to test this potential vaccine to a larger group. Once proven successful, this will signal the first vaccine to prevent infection from mosquito-borne diseases.
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