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.

Meet the Council

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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Building the investment case for rotavirus vaccines through evidence

A technical workshop in Singapore to engage clinicians, researchers, and programmatic leaders from Asia.

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ROTA Council will be at the

11th African Rotavirus Symposium

in Mangochi, Malawi

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November 2016 Progress Update

Dear ROTA Council members, partners, and supporters, Congratulations to Julie Bines, the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and the Sabin Vaccine Institute for organizing an effective and engaging International Rotavirus Symposium in Melbourne for over 350 people...

Inside the 12th annual International Rotavirus Symposium

Over 350 people from more than 55 countries gathered to discuss progress on a unanimous mission: lowering deaths due to rotavirus, the global leading cause of severe diarrhea among children under 5 years of age. The event was organized by the Sabin Vaccine Institute...