India has been a pharmaceutical hub for many years now, and is proving its worth in each passing day. Whether it is the production of Covid Vaccines or manufacturing worldwide medicines, India stands on the top. Setting its limits and expectations high for the future avenues, India has achieved an yet another milestone by producing the world’s first Malaria vaccine. The world’s apex medical body WHO (World health organisation) has approved the request to facilitate and serve the vaccine in a worldwide range to cure this deadly Malaria. This disease is prevailing largely in African nations and is seasonally observed in the other parts of the world, and this vaccine will surely prove to be a boon to those countries.
World’s First Malaria vaccine From India
The world’s first malaria vaccine is here. Approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, the RTS,S/AS01 vaccine was found to be effective about six years ago. People in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi were witness to the world’s first malaria vaccination drive during this period.
After reviewing its success, WHO has urged the malaria vaccine to be rolled out in other African countries where malaria transmission remains extremely high. “The long-awaited malaria vaccine for children is a breakthrough for science, child health and malaria control [which] could save tens of thousands of young lives each year”, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said after the approval was made public.
How Will India Benefit From This Remarkable Achievement?
India’s leap in the medical industry will surely pave the way to venture into advanced technologies and creation of more and more formulas for deadly viruses and pandemics. This scientific breakthrough will not just help the medical industry to thrive but also help the funding towards the research a big boost, according to WHO’s data from 2019, India represents 3 percent of all global malaria cases.
While India has made remarkable feats in reducing the spread of malaria (noting a 28 per cent dip in 2018), a vaccine would prevent it. WHO’s World Malaria Report 2020 also showed how malaria-related deaths have declined in India, with 7,700 deaths recorded in 2020 as opposed to 29,500 in 2000. Thus the approval will help India to export such domestic vaccines in a large number creating more ambitions for the country’s medical wizards.