Assessment of the efficacy of a VAR2CSA based vaccine to prevent malaria in pregnant women

Malaria is the cause of severe maternal anaemia and is responsible for about one third of preventable low birth weight babies. It contributes to the deaths of an estimated 10,000 pregnant women and up to 200,000 infants each year in Afica alone. At ... Annual Report 2012: Protection to the clinical symptoms of placental malaria is acquired along parity suggesting that it is feasible to make a vaccine against placental malaria. In this project we have produced a single domain of the parasite ...