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RotaFlash, November 2013

On October 31, Burkina Faso became the 16th GAVI-eligible country and 10th African country to introduce rotavirus vaccines as well as the 33rd GAVI-eligible country to introduce pneumococcal vaccines into its national immunization program.

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RotaFlash, October 2013

Four studies in diverse settings demonstrate positive economic and health impact due to rotavirus vaccine introduction.

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UNICEF, September 2013

UNICEF has released the second report in the A Promise Renewed series, which tracks global progress on preventing child mortality. Some of the poorest countries have made the most progress, but there is still more to be done if the world is to keep its promise to children.

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Huffington Post, September 2013

As World Water Week 2013 is underway in Stockholm, Jan Eliasson, UN deputy secretary-general, calls for more conversation about overlooked, taboo topics like open defecation.

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GlobalPost, August 2013

In the largest study of diarrheal disease to date, researchers found that four pathogens are responsible for the majority of life-threatening diarrhea cases in developing countries. The second most common? The largely ignored parasite cryptosporidium.

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Reuters Health, August 2013

In an illustration of "herd immunity" at work, a new study shows that fewer older children and adults were hospitalized for severe diarrhea once the U.S. started vaccinating babies against rotavirus in 2006.

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RotaFlash, August 2013

The Gambia's introduction of rotavirus vaccines stands to make a significant impact. Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS), the first comprehensive global study of childhood diarrheal disease, found that rotavirus is the most common cause of moderate-to-severe diarrhea among Gambian infants and toddlers under two years of age.

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United Nations News Centre, July 2013

The United Nations has adopted a Sanitation for All resolution and officially recognized November 19th as World Toilet Day.

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New York Times, July 2013

PATH's Evan Simpson and ColaLife weigh in on creating a market for ORS in the remote, rural areas where its lifesaving potential is greatest.

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RotaFlash, June 2013

A new study published in the British Medical Journal provides the first post-licensure data on the real-world effectiveness of Rotarix® (a rotavirus vaccine) in a GAVI-eligible country. Bolivia was the first high-mortality country to introduce Rotarix® with GAVI support, has experienced an impressive public health impact on rotavirus-related hospitalizations due to the use of rotavirus vaccines.

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