By Dorica Mtenje

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Ministry of health is set to embark on Malaria vaccine with the aim of ending the disease by 2030.

The vaccine roll out is expected to start in September this year.

Minister of Health, Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda disclosed the campaign on Monday, April 25, 2022 during the commemoration of World Malaria Day.

Malawi for Malaria vaccine campaign: Chiponda

Chiponda said the campaign will target children ages five months to 22 months.

The minister added that the vaccines are expected to reduced malaria by 40 percent.

She said the ministry has managed to distribute 9million bed nets across the country in the fight against malaria.

Chiponda therefore called upon the media to help the ministry in the dissemination of the malaria vaccines message to reach out to all communities country wide.

On behalf of all the CSOs who fight for Malaria in the country, Executive Director for Malawi Equity Network George Jobe said there is need of more effort in awareness campaigns to achieve ending Malaria by 2030.

Jobe also urged different stakeholders to join hands in the fight against malaria.

The vaccines are expected to be administered to the following districts Karonga,Nkhatabay,Mangochi,Ntchisi, Chikwawa,Nsanje and Machinga

The campaign is funded by World Health Organization (WHO)

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