Building momentum for malaria vaccine research and development: key considerations
Chetan E Chitnis, David Schellenberg, Johan Vekemans, Edwin J Asturias, Philip Bejon, Katharine A Collins, Brendan S Crabb, Socrates Herrera, Miriam Laufer, N Regina Rabinovich, Meta Roestenberg, Adelaide Shearley, Halidou Tinto, Marian Wentworth, Kate O'Brien, Pedro Alonso
Malaria Journal | BMC | Published : 2020
To maintain momentum towards improved malaria control and elimination, a vaccine would be a key addition to the intervention toolkit. Two approaches are recommended: (1) promote the development and short to medium term deployment of first generation vaccine candidates and (2) support innovation and discovery to identify and develop highly effective, long-lasting and affordable next generation malaria vaccines.
WHO is supported financially by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for malaria vaccine development-related work. The funder played no role in the present manuscript.