Despite the fact that safe, effective vaccines exist that can prevent rotavirus, the disease continues to kill nearly half a million children each year and hospitalizes millions more. Rotavirus vaccines are the most powerful tool to protect children, yet families in many parts of the world do not have access to them.
The Rotavirus Organization of Technical Allies (ROTA) Council is working to change this.
The ROTA Council promotes the use of rotavirus vaccines as part of a comprehensive approach to addressing diarrheal disease. The ultimate goal: to save lives and improve health. The ROTA Council is unique in providing scientific and technical evidence through credible scientific authorities—the individual Council members—who communicate to policymakers the need to accelerate the introduction of rotavirus vaccines in high-burden countries.
What We Do
- Effectively communicate evidence to policymakers and other key decisions makers on the toll of rotavirus and the impact of vaccines.
- Work with regional and in-country champions who can help communicate about, and raise awareness of, the rotavirus disease burden and potential impact of vaccines in reducing that burden.
- Strengthen partnerships across the diarrheal disease community to build support for rotavirus vaccine introduction and ensure that vaccines are seen as part of a comprehensive approach to addressing all of diarrhea’s causes.
- Proactively engage media to encourage and inform coverage of the rotavirus burden and the potential of vaccines.
- Support decision making at the country, regional and global levels by providing evidence to accelerate the introduction of rotavirus vaccines.
ROTA Council is coordinated through a partnership between the following organizations:
ROTA Council thanks the following organizations for their generous support: