October 2018 Update

October 2018 Update

Dear Colleagues, With the new prequalification of ROTASIIL, manufactured by Serum Institute of India, there are now four globally available rotavirus vaccines. Both ROTAVAC, prequalified in January 2018, and ROTASIIL provide different formulations and presentations...
August 2018 Summer Update

August 2018 Summer Update

Dear Colleagues, Next week is the International Rotavirus Symposium in Minsk, Belarus. There will be much to digest and discuss. Since the 2016 Symposium in Australia, dozens of new publications and reviews have described how rotavirus vaccines are saving lives and...

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...