Sunday, February 06, 2005

Malaria vaccine - a "revolution in our time"

Developments - The International Development Magazine article:

"UK Chancellor Gordon Brown has stepped in to buy up significant stocks of a 'revolutionary' new anti-malaria vaccine, to ensure it is available to developing countries at a reasonable cost.

"An effective new vaccine has been developed and could be licensed by 2010, scientists say. But Gordon Brown was concerned for its future viability, since in this area of research there were 'insufficient purchasers with funds'. Anxiety had been expressed that poorer nations would not be able to afford the new vaccine."

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