Malaria transmission-blocking vaccines—how can their development be supported?
Mendis, Kamini N
Miller, Louis H
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Malaria is a disease of poor countries. The development of malaria vaccines requires considerable investment, for which there is little commercial interest, particularly for transmission-blocking vaccines that have the public health objective of protecting communities from the spread of malaria rather than protecting individuals from the disease. Here, Carter et al. summarize the report of a committee of experts on the relevance and prospects for these vaccines.