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...

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...
December 2017 Progress Update

December 2017 Progress Update

Dear ROTA Council members, partners, and supporters, 90 million children around the world lack access to rotavirus vaccine and may needlessly suffer, be hospitalized or even die from this common childhood infection. Yet I feel hopeful. Since the start of 2017, access...
September 2017 Progress Update

September 2017 Progress Update

Dear ROTA Council members, partners, and supporters, I am excited to welcome a new member of our Council. Dr. Fredrick Were, dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Nairobi, is known for his passionate advocacy for childhood immunization and his...
May 2017 Progress Update

May 2017 Progress Update

Dear ROTA Council members, partners, and supporters, I enjoyed seeing many of Asia’s foremost immunization leaders at the Asian Vaccine Conference in Singapore. Regardless of where you live and work, evidence on rotavirus disease and vaccines from all world...
February – March 2017 Progress Update

February – March 2017 Progress Update

Dear ROTA Council members, partners, and supporters, The evidence supporting rotavirus vaccine introduction continues to grow. A new study published today demonstrates the safety and efficacy of a new, live oral rotavirus vaccine, which, with other...