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This blog post was originally published on Impatient Optimists, by Pascal Barollier, Director of Communications at Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
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.
Yesterday, in New Delhi, India, the Eleventh International Rotavirus Symposium opened, commemorating thirty years of research, development and distribution of vaccines against