Ending diarrheal deaths

Diarrhea sickens and kills more children than virtually any other illness. The Rotavirus Organization of Technical Allies (ROTA) Council is working to change this.
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Vaccine Introduction Maps

Find the latest maps of countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccine nationally and sub-nationally.

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Vaccine Impact

Significant declines in hospitalizations and deaths due to rotavirus and all-cause diarrhea have been observed in many countries using rotavirus vaccines.

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Advocacy Toolkit

Advocacy is critical to transforming evidence into action. We provide downloadable presentation materials, factsheets, guides for media engagement, and more.

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 What We Care About

Tremendous progress has been made in addressing morbidity and mortality from rotavirus disease. But more work is needed to reach all children who need rotavirus vaccines—particularly those living in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and Asia. That’s where we focus.

Our Goal: to accelerate the introduction of rotavirus vaccines through the use of evidence and strategic communications, targeting policymakers and other key decisions makers.

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Rotavirus Disease

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea. Learn about clinical aspects, prevention, treatment, and the global burden.

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Vaccine Evidence

Vaccination is the best way to prevent rotavirus disease. A growing body of evidence shows health and economic impacts.

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Vaccine Introduction

Find the latest introduction maps, country case studies, and preliminary information on vaccine financing to help governments begin planning.

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International Rotavirus Symposium

The next IRS will be in Minsk, Belarus

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May 2018 Progress Update

Dear Colleagues, Three country's concurrent rollouts of rotavirus vaccine are ensuring access for tens of millions of children across a 3,000 kilometer-wide swath of South Asia, from Afghanistan and Pakistan, both of which administer the vaccine in all provinces, to...

Forging Ahead in Pediatric Infectious Disease- Manila

The ROTA Council held a session during the 25th annual convention of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines. The meeting, which was held on February 23, 2018, focused on the status of rotavirus vaccine introduction in Asia, with a special focus on...

March 2018 Progress Update

Dear Colleagues, Since our last Progress Update, Bharat Biotech's oral ROTAVAC vaccine received prequalification. This is tremendous news, especially since Bharat has made the vaccine, now used in nine Indian states, available at US$1/dose for low-income countries....