Every year, malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people, most of them young African children. Malaria can be controlled through the use of medicines, insecticides, and insecticide-treated screens and bednets, and can be treated with antimalarial drugs. Currently, there is no licensed vaccine against malaria; however, several vaccines are under development.
Community Perceptions of Malaria and Vaccines in Two Districts of Mozambique (2012)
An article about a study that explored communications issues among individuals who are both responsible for or likely to influence decisions about future malaria vaccine use.
World Malaria Report 2012 (2012)
A report that highlights the progress made toward the global malaria targets set for 2015 and describes current challenges for global malaria control and elimination.
Featured PATH resources
The PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (2012)
A fact sheet that gives an overview of the malaria vaccine development program of PATH.
Breaking the Cycle With Vaccines: The Malaria Life Cycle
A graphic that displays the malaria parasite's life cycle and highlights where three different types of vaccines could interrupt various stages of the life cycle.
Page last updated: February 2013.