ROTA Council would like to share news stories published since the Council’s Singapore journalist training. To date, reporters have published and broadcasted a dozen stories in five countries.

Common, Severe, Preventable: Rotavirus disease and the role of media – Select Media Outputs

Bangladesh

More than 200,000 children dying from diarrhea each year – June 4, 2017 – Daily Star, the highest circulating English-language daily in Bangladesh

The Integrated Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea (GAPPD) – June 1, 2017 – NewsHour, an English-language online news portal in Bangladesh

Despite substantial global reduction in diarrhea deaths, half a million children still die from diseases each year – June 3, 2017 – NewsHour

Nepal

Dying of diarrhea – June 24, 2017 – The Kathmandu Post, Nepal’s second-most widely circulated newspaper and a leading English language newspaper 

Myanmar

Vaccines can stop Rotavirus deaths in children – June 27, 2017 – Myanmar Times, Myanmar’s first privately-owned English language newspaper 

Philippines

Experts sound alarm on leading cause of severe diarrhea – May 1, 2017 – Philippine Star, one of the most widely read English-language newspapers in the Philippines

ASEAN to buy vaccines in bulk – May 1, 2017 – Philippine Star, one of the most widely read English-language newspapers in the Philippines

Mongolia

Хүүхдийг үхэлд хүргэх аюултай суулгалт өвчний гол үүсгэгч нь РОТАВИРУС – May 25, 2017 – GoGo Mongolia, an English and Mongolian language online news portal

Summary: The story, published in Mongolian, talks about rotavirus disease, a leading cause of childhood illness and mortality. It highlights vaccines as the best preventive measure against rotavirus disease. The story states that Mongolia has yet to introduce the vaccine.

Broadcast story –  June 27, 2017 – Mongolian National Broadcaster, Mongolia’s leading television channel.

Summary: The 10-minute feature discusses diarrhea as a leading killer of children and rotavirus as the primary cause of severe diarrheal disease. In the segment, the reporter shares photos and highlights of what she learned at the journalist training held by the ROTA Council at the Asian Vaccine Conference.

Азийн эрүүл мэндийн тэргүүлэх сэтгүүлчдээс суулгат өвчнөөс сэргийлэх 7 аргад суралцлаа – June 19, 2017 – Mongolian National Broadcaster (online news portal of Mongolia’s leading television channel)

Summary: The story, published in Mongolian, presents takeaways from the media training workshop held in Singapore on rotavirus disease.