Liberia receives 112,000 doses of malaria vaccine, becomes fourth African nation

The Ministry of Health of Liberia, in partnership with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has announced the arrival of 112,000 doses of the RTS, S malaria vaccine – a pivotal moment in Liberia’s battle against malaria.

This move makes Liberia the fourth African country to receive the malaria vaccine after Cameroon, Sierra Leone, and the Benin Republic.

Children under the age of five in Liberia face alarming rates of malaria infection, with a prevalence rate of 10%.