The ‘world’s first malaria vaccine’ is being rolled out in Malawi

(Photo: Malawians going through a medical checkup by a paramedic Credit: MAURICIO FERRETTI/AFP/Getty Images )

A malaria vaccine which is being called the first to give partial protection against the disease, is being rolled out in Malawi.

It works by training the immune system to attack the malaria parasite which is spread by mosquito bites.

In a few weeks it will be rolled out in Kenya and then Ghana.

BBC Newsday’s Lawrence Pollard spoke to Dr David Schellenberg who has been working on the development of the vaccine with the World Health Organisation in Geneva.