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  • Disease dilemmas

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WHO backs deployment of first malaria vaccine for children

  • Outline the impact that malaria has on people across Africa

  • Why is this vaccine particularly welcome in the fight against malaria?

  • To what extent is malaria a more serious disease than Covid-19 for many African countries?

    Additional questions:

  • Research the number of deaths attributed to malaria for countries across sub Saharan Africa over the last ten years: https://ourworldindata.org/malaria

  • Is there a correlation between deaths and a country’s level of development? How would you test to see if such a relationship exists?

Alasdair Monteith, Gordonstoun

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