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New malaria vaccine comes a step closer as experts say it’s ‘the best yet’

Latest trials on the R21 delight its creators who hope it can be approved next year but comes with fears that UK is set to cut the global health investment that helped make it possible

The co-inventor of a vaccine that could eradicate malaria has said he hopes it could be approved by as early as next year after the latest trial results were successful.

Professor Adrian Hill, co-creator of the AstraZeneca Covid vaccine, said it was “the best [malaria] vaccine yet”. He has previously said he believes R21 could help to reduce deaths from the disease by 70% by 2030 and eradicate it by 2040.

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