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Originally posted by the Dengue Vaccine Initiative.
It takes more than a vaccine to make a successful immunization program. This World Immunization Week, we are taking a look at some of the factors that contribute to effective immunization programs.
Despite the fact that safe, effective vaccines exist to prevent rotavirus, the disease continues to kill nearly half a million children each year and hospitalizes millions more.
One month ago, we headed to New Delhi, India for the Eleventh International Rotavirus Symposium.
Results released by the U.S. Government (USG) in September reveal that since fiscal year (FY) 2009, more than $50 billion has been invested by the USG in foreign assistance for health, saving millions of lives.