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Huffington Post, March 2014

"Along with the global effort to scale up zinc and oral rehydration salts (ORS) in the treatment of diarrhoea, we need effective training materials for health care professionals to introduce them to how effective zinc is for the treatment of diarrhea. Once they feel comfortable with this treatment, integrating it as part their practice and feel confident recommending it, more families will use it and more lives will be saved." The article by Micronutrient Initiative discusses an innovative web portal and social marketing strategy.

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BioSpectrum, February 2014

Diarrhea kills 100,000 children in India each year. Simple measures and an integrated approach could change this.

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Huffington Post, February 2014

Micronutrient Initiative's Marion Roche describes why rotavirus vaccine is an essential tool for tackling diarrheal disease through the lens of families in Guatemala.

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NPR, February 2014

New data published by UNICEF highlights different areas of progress in global child health, including better access to medicine, food, and sanitation.

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RotaFlash, January 2014

Special supplement to the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal describes the critical role of monitoring disease burden and vaccine impact in Africa and worldwide.

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RotaFlash, January 2014

There was a jubilant celebration in Mali to welcome the introduction of rotavirus vaccines to protect the nation's children. Dr. Kathy Neuzil, Director of PATH's Vaccine Access and Delivery Program, reflects on the clumination of seven years of hard work by PATH and partners.

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RotaFlash, January 2014

2013 was a remarkable year for rotavirus vaccines, the best tool to prevent severe rotavirus disease and the deadly, dehydrating diarrhea that it causes. The year saw numerous country introductions, key policy initiatives to expand access, and scientific evidence confirming the high burden of rotavirus and the substantial impact of rotavirus vaccines. Read the full article.

For a visual summary of these achievements, see PATH’s "2013 Rota Roundup" infographic, available in English and French.

RotaFliash, December 2013

Coinciding with the start of its second annual Mother-Child Health Week, Burundi became the 19th GAVI-eligible country and 13th country in Africa to introduce rotavirus vaccines into its national immunization program.

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RotaFlash, December 2013

In late November, Zambia expanded a pilot project that originated in Lusaka district, bringing rotavirus vaccines to children nationwide as part of an integrated program to prevent and treat childhood diarrhea.

Click here to see photos from the launch ceremony.

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RotaFlash, November 2013

Two recent studies reveal unanticipated additional benefits from immunization against rotavirus in the US. The first study found that rotavirus vaccination may decrease the risk of rotavirus-related seizures, and the second confirms protection through herd immunity among older children and adults who have never been vaccinated.

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