Dear Colleagues,

We are just a few months into 2021 and are already seeing progress in improving access to rotavirus vaccines—with the recent WHO prequalification of ROTASIIL liquid and the addition of rotavirus vaccines to the Humanitarian Mechanism. These remarkable gains bring us one step closer to protecting all children from rotavirus diarrhea.

In this month’s update, we are excited to highlight Dr. Alexander da Costa Linhares of Brazil and Dr. Julie Bines of Australia through our ongoing ROTA Champions Series, and to share some new resources on rotavirus and other vaccines. With World Immunization Week in just a couple weeks, we look forward to marking the tremendous achievements in vaccine development and access over the last year. It is more critical than ever that we build on these wins by continuing to address challenges in equitable access and strengthen confidence and investment in vaccines.


Mathu Santosham

In this edition…

  • Important Updates
  • Advocacy Initiative Updates
  • Upcoming Events
  • New Research
  • For Early-Career Professionals
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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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