The Counties; Bungoma, Busia, Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori, Siaya and Vihiga – with an estimated population of 9.6 million in 2018, have the highest burden of malaria infections in the country according to sources.
The said Counties are set to host the world’s largest malaria vaccination drives next year.
An international tender floated by WHO indicates half of 240,000 children aged between five and 8 months will receive the vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. The rest will act as controls.
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