Review Article: Prospect and Progress of Malaria Vaccine Development

  • OA Adeyeba Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola, University of Technology, PMB 4400, Osogbo, Nigeria
  • AF Fagbenro-Beyioku Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • O Ojurongbe Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola, University of Technology, PMB 4400, Osogbo, Nigeria
Keywords: Malaria vaccine, prospect, review

Abstract

Malaria kills one child every 30 seconds in Africa. The development of a safe vaccine remains an urgent unmet need which could greatly control and even lead to the eradication of the disease. The success recorded in the recent vaccine trials have given some ray of hope that a safe and effective vaccine against malaria will soon be produced. In this article, we bring together important published information on the status of malaria vaccine development and reviewed some field trials and the obstacles as well as prospect for effective malaria vaccination.
Key words: Malaria vaccine, prospect, review
Afr. J. Clin. Exper. Microbiol. 2005; 6(2): 145-152
Published
2005-05-10
Section
Articles

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