International donors pledged $14 billion to fight diseases including AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis at a Global Fund summit in the French city of Lyon.
Researchers from the University of Pretoria are conducting a study in the country after recording a rise in the number of malaria cases in parts of the country, during winter.
Malaria is a top killer of children under five in the East African nation, and the vaccine is critically important to Kenya’s efforts to combat the disease.
Limpopo’s health department is aiming at significantly reducing malaria cases in 2019. The province has seen a number of people dying due to the deadly endemic in the last few years.
Eradicating malaria is biologically feasible and a lofty aim, the World Health Organization said on Friday, but the focus for now should be getting the funds, tools and political will to control it.