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.

14th International Rotavirus Symposium— March 14-16, 2023

The 14th International Rotavirus Symposium will take place March 14-16, 2023 in Bali, Indonesia at the Westin Nusa Dua Hotel. It will bring together interested stakeholders to provide an update on new data and relevant research that will inform public health agendas related to prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS—The Scientific Program Committee invites submission of original abstracts relevant to rotavirus, rotavirus vaccines and rotavirus vaccine introduction experiences. Abstract submission window is now open and closes on November 18, 2022 (23:59 Bali time). Further guidelines and instructions are available here.

Rotavirus Vaccine Series of Briefs—NEWLY UPDATED!!

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

Vaccine Introduction Maps

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

ROTA Champion Series

Sharing the successes, challenges, and lessons of critical players from various countries in the fight against rotavirus.

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 our advisors

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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2021 Year In Review

Dear Colleagues, As another year draws to a close, we would like to take a moment to reflect on both the continued challenges faced and the triumphs achieved in efforts to reduce the burden of rotavirus in children globally. In 2021, rotavirus remains a leading cause...

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Rotavirus vaccines in Africa

The devastating effects of rotavirus infection continue to be felt more heavily in African countries than most other places. Global burden studies estimate that just eight countries in sub-Saharan Africa alone account for 80% of global rotavirus mortality. This week,...

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September 2021 Progress Update

Dear Colleagues, We are over a year into battling the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to achieve equitable vaccine coverage for all has become all the more important. New WUENIC immunization coverage estimates for 2020 were released in July, reflecting the anticipated...

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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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