Ending diarrheal deaths

Diarrhea sickens and kills more children than virtually any other illness. The Rotavirus Organization of Technical Allies (ROTA) is working to change this.

Vaccine Introduction Maps

Find the latest maps of countries that have introduced rotavirus vaccine nationally and sub-nationally.

Advocacy Toolkit

Advocacy is critical to transforming evidence into action. We provide downloadable presentation materials, factsheets, guides for media engagement, and more.

Vaccine Impact

Significant declines in hospitalizations and deaths due to rotavirus and all-cause diarrhea have been observed in many countries using rotavirus vaccines.

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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News

ROTA Champion Interview Series

The ROTA Champion Interview Series is an initiative to share the successes, challenges. and lessons of critical players in the fight against rotavirus. “Champions” from various countries will be featured to provide meaningful insight into how their country has dealt with rotavirus, hoping that their experiences can help others who are working to accelerate equitable, sustainable access to rotavirus vaccination. 

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October 2020 Progress Update

Dear Colleagues, This past month, we are excited to kick off a new champion series – over the coming months, we will be highlighting key voices in rotavirus vaccine advocacy from around the world. In this edition, we are featuring Dr. Lulu Bravo of the Philippines, a...

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July 2020 Progress Update

Dear Colleagues, This past month, we have seen great progress in the fight against rotavirus –– new country introductions, research supporting the efficacy of rotavirus vaccination, and improved resources to assist us in data visualization of geographical trends....

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May 2020 Progress Update

Dear Colleagues, During World Immunization Week, we celebrated the power of vaccination and progress made in introducing rotavirus vaccines in the places they are most needed. The importance and benefits of immunization have never been more evident. And now, research...

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The ROTA Council was created in collaboration with an advisory group of 24 child health leaders from around the world. We promote the use of rotavirus vaccines as part of a comprehensive approach to addressing diarrheal disease.

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