Malawi is first African nation using new WHO approved typhoid vaccine


Malawi has launched a new generation of typhoid vaccines making it the first country in Africa using the vaccines to fight typhoid infections in children.

Four-year-old Golden Kondowe was the first child to receive the vaccine, on Wednesday (January 21) in Blantyre’s Ndirande Township.

The settlement has registered at least 100 cases of Typhoid, and is said to be a high risk area.

The coming in of this vaccine will help to reduce the number of cases that we register.

The clinical trials are meant to test the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) according to the…

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