Developing a Malaria Vaccine for Children

The objective of this partnership was to accelerate development of vaccines
that can be incorporated into control programs to alleviate malaria morbidity
and mortality in developing countries.

Malaria Vaccine Development Program (MVDP)

The USAID MVDP and partners had two main thrusts towards a children’s vaccine:

1. Protein vaccines with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), the Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) at PATH, GSK and NIH; and

2. Viral vectored vaccines with the Naval Medical Research Institute, and MVI.

There were insufficient human and financial resources in any one institution to support a robust malaria vaccine development program. It was only through alliances that the task could be accomplished. Thus, for the most advanced vaccine the alliance is developing, USAID funded the development of processes to make the vaccine at WRAIR, GSK provided the adjuvant, and the vaccine was being field tested by MVI and NIH.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

    Goods Supplier
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 10,000+

    We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative medicines and brands. Our products are used by millions of people around the world,...

  • PATH

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    They dare to believe that innovation can change the world

    PATH is the leader in global health innovation. An international nonprofit organization, they save lives and improve health,...

  • PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI)

    Implementing NGO, Institute
    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    The PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) is a program of PATH, an international nonprofit organization that drives transformative innovation to save lives and improve health, especially among...

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) - United States

    Funding Agencies, Institute
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency—making important medical discoveries that...

  • Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The WRAIR aims to conduct biomedical research that is responsive to Department of Defense and US Army requirements and delivers life-saving products including knowledge, technology and medical...

  • Naval Medical Research Center

    Staff size: Unknown

    The Institute for Strategic and Development Studies, Inc. (ISDS) aims to contribute to international and regional peace and cooperation, and human well-being through cooperative research and...

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2002
  • End Date 2010
  • ValueUSD 103 Million