Malaria kills over 400,000 people annually, two-thirds of which are children from Africa.
After more than a century in research, the vaccine RTS,S was discovered to be effective six years ago.
According to the World Health Organization, the vaccine should be distributed in sub-Saharan Africa as well as areas where there is high malaria transmission.
Twinomujuni Charles Keith Eswau (Uganda)
My childhood and youth were both plagued by malaria. It can cause nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. I lost weight.
If there is a vaccine for malaria, I would advise all African parents to get it. As long as your children have access to the vaccines, please do. This is more important than any hesitancy right now.
Let's save lives. Let's collaborate, let's do it together. We have learned a lot from Covid about being one.
Chulu Yebo, Zambia
These diseases should be considered trivial. It doesn't make any sense to have malaria-stricken people in 2021. The World Health Organization approved the vaccine. I am happy for that. It is very important, I believe.
Trust me, malaria is terrible. I've had it before. The vaccine was approved and I am very happy.
According to Reuters, Dr Rose Jalong'o is a vaccinology specialist at Kenya's health ministry.
As a child, I was afflicted by malaria. During my internship and my clinical years, I cared for children with severe malaria who required blood transfusions. Unfortunately, some of these children died.
It is a disease that I have experienced growing up and it is exciting to see all of this in my life.
Hassan Osman, Sudan
Malaria is a deadly disease that can have devastating effects on the healthcare system in Africa.
Now, I have severe malaria and am currently in bed. When it stops raining, October is the time for malaria. My body feels so hot. My belief is that malaria doesn't just affect children. I have been in bed for three nights. It's something that we all know.