On March 16, 2023, ICAP presented a Grand Rounds on the first malaria vaccine. We heard from two World Health Organization experts who spoke to RTS,S malaria vaccine evidence, including vaccine implementation performance and lessons learned from the pilots; the progress of the malaria vaccine pilot program, which will be completed in 2023; and, next steps for broader roll-out of the malaria vaccine. This seminar also presented the evolving malaria vaccines landscape, including discussion on a second malaria vaccine, R21-Matrix-M.
Eliane Furrer, Technical Officer (Malaria Vaccines), World Health Organization’s Immunization, Vaccines & Biologicals department
Mgaywa Magafu, Technical Officer, Malaria Vaccines Programme, World Health Organization (WHO), AFRO Regional Office in Brazzaville, Congo