The Malaria Vaccine 25:00, 2008 (Ref: AF08669)

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Description

We go in search of the very latest ways to fight the disease. Malaria is still the most deadly disease in the world – it kills a child every thirty seconds. As yet no vaccine exists. But the race is on to find one and several companies are getting close. This episode looks at two different approaches. First we travel to Bagamoyo in Tanzania, where they are hoping to produce one of the most advanced vaccines in the world and, so far, trials of the drug have gone well. But they have rivals – the Sanaria team based at Rockville in Maryland. There, scientists are using some of the most deadly mosquitoes in the world to find an effective vaccine.

Part of a 29 x 25-minute documentary series produced for the BBC. These films can be bought individually or as a series.