Is this the same drug that was featured on the TV recently?
Trying to remember what program it was - but the drug featured was amazing.
Re vaccine - there is actually quite a big drive to develop one but because it is a parasite it is incredibly difficult. They can vaccinate - but they need to do it with actual mossie bites rather than a needle.
Actually, thinking about it, it isn't the same one. The one in the program is extracted from a plant and was specifically for malaria. Apparently discovered in China but kept secret for years because of politics.
Was it Panorama? IIRC, they've now managed to produce it artificially. A reall eye-opener for me in terms of the years of research that go into these drugs and how stabilising them for commercial use can take so long.