November 2023 - Good News! WHO Approves a Second malaria Vaccine
Dear Power of Love Friend: Greetings! Happy November!
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended a second vaccine for malaria prevention recently. Clinical trails indicate that malaria cases declined by 75% after 3 doses of the new R21/Matrix-M vaccine. This new vaccine, in addition to the existing vaccine, will help ensure that we have enough doses of malaria vaccines for everyone who is the most vulnerable to this disease. In addition, the new vaccine costs almost 50% less than the RTS,S vaccine and is expected to be available in Sub-Saharan Africa by mid-2024. Both vaccines are shown to be safe and effective in preventing malaria in children and, when implemented broadly, are expected to have a high public health impact.
Malaria continues to take more than 600,000 lives every year with 80% of deaths among children under five. Please donate generously, so that we can keep families malaria free and children can attend school regularly. Every dollar counts. And, as always, 100% of your donations go towards programs and no part is used for overheads.
At the Power of Love Foundation