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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.

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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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Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia, November 2013

The Global Coalition Against Child Pneumonia calls for continued investment in innovations, proven tools, and an integrated approach to simultaneously tackle diarrhea, as outlined in the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Pneumonia and Diarrhea.

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RotaFlash, November 2013

Ethiopia has become the 11th African country to introduce vaccines against rotavirus. As Africa's second most populous country and one of five countries with the highest rotavirus burden worldwide, the vaccines stand to make a significant impact.

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