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Equatorial Guinea presents design for malaria vaccine trial

posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – September 23rd, 2013

Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Health and Social Security recently presented a design for a malaria vaccine trial as part of the government’s efforts to improve the country’s public health.

The West African Nation is the second country in Africa, after Tanzania, to sponsor a malaria vaccine clinical trial. Equatorial Guinea’s Ministry of Health and Social Security and the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy partnered with Sanaria, a U.S. biotechnology company that produces a vaccine based on an approach to immunization that has already proven highly protective in humans, and the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI), Tanzania’s health research organization This first clinical trial will evaluate both the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

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