Each year, more than 200 million people die from malaria, which hits Africa hardest. But a new vaccine could reduce malaria-related deaths by 90 percent by the year 2030.

Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi have been chosen as the first three countries to test the vaccine on hundreds of thousands of children. Children are most likely to die from the disease, since their immune systems aren’t as developed as adults. The vaccine won’t replace existing measures to prevent the disease, World Health Organization (WHO) officials have said. Acting as a supplement to those measures, though, WHO anticipates the injectable could save tens of thousands of people.

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