News

Forging Ahead in Pediatric Infectious Disease- Manila

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....

In the Philippines, should we be doing more?

Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines 25th Annual Convention February 23, 2018 | 12:00-1:00pm Crown Plaza Manila, Philippines At this conference, ROTA Cuncil will be hosting several sessions focusing on the epidemiology and the burden of rotavirus...

5 Reasons the Global Gap in Rotavirus Vaccine Access is Shrinking

5 Reasons the Global Gap in Rotavirus Vaccine Access is Shrinking

Mathuram Santosham, the chair of Rotacouncil, produced this piece originally for inpatient optimists.org. When I started my career in the 1970’s, I saw children die every day from severe diarrheal disease. Today, diarrhea is still responsible for half a million deaths...