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South Africa is taking part in an experimental vaccine programme to curb HIV. Just over 5 000 volunteers, from 15 cities across five provinces,...
A vital vaccine to prevent infection by bacteria that causes pneumonia will be made in South Africa following a partnership launched by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor between the government, Pfizer and the Biovac Institute. Prevenar 13 prevents pneumococcal infection.
The recent introduction of new childhood vaccines in South Africa has cut the number of children under five suffering from life-threatening pneumonia by 70%, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi told Parliament on Tuesday.
Scientists are upbeat after vaccine trials at Oxford University's Jenner Institute and in the United States have produced positive results. The vaccine is "well tolerated" and generates an immune response. Now larger trials are needed in West Africa.
A world leader in plant-based vaccine research, the University of Cape Towns Biopharming Research Unit will team up with Canadian pharmaceutical concern Medicago to produce a plant- based HPV vaccine.