• New Batch: 5 June 2024

May 22, 2024

Daily Current Affairs for UPPCS- PCS (J)-22 May 24 : R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine 

Serum Institute of India (SII) has shipped the first doses of R21/Matrix-M malaria vaccine to African countries, where there is a large outbreak of the disease.

The distribution of malaria vaccine to African countries will prove to be an important step in the global fight against malaria.

The initial shipment will be sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) in the coming days. This will then be sent to other African countries such as South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Of the total 163,800 doses specifically allocated for the CAR region, 43,200 doses will be sent by the Serum Institute of India.

SII, Novavax and the University of Oxford, the partners in developing this new vaccine, celebrated this achievement by organizing an event.

The event highlighted successful global partnerships between three countries – India, the US and the UK. So far, Serum Institute of India has manufactured 25 million doses with a developing capacity of 100 million doses annually.

In early October 2023, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended the R21/Matrix-M vaccine for the prevention of malaria in children. R21 vaccine is the second malaria vaccine recommended by WHO after RTS/AS01 vaccine. WHO recommended RTS,S/AS01 vaccine in 2021.


Get In Touch

B-36, Sector-C Aliganj – Near Aliganj Post Office Lucknow – 226024 (U.P.) India

+91 8858209990, +91 9415011892

lucknowvaidsics@gmail.com / drpmtripathi.lucknow@gmail.com

Reach Us
Our Location

Google Play

About Us

VAIDS ICS Lucknow, a leading Consultancy for Civil Services & Judicial Services, was started in 1988 to provide expert guidance, consultancy, and counseling to aspirants for a career in Civil Services & Judicial Services.

The Civil Services (including the PCS) and the PCS (J) attract some of the best talented young persons in our country. The sheer diversity of work and it’s nature, the opportunity to serve the country and be directly involved in nation-building, makes the bureaucracy the envy of both-the serious and the adventurous. Its multi-tiered (Prelims, Mains & Interview) examination is one of the most stringent selection procedures. VAID’S ICS Lucknow, from its inception, has concentrated on the requirements of the civil services aspirants. The Institute expects, and helps in single-minded dedication and preparation.

© 2023, VAID ICS. All rights reserved. Designed by SoftFixer.com