We the Participants of the 9th International Rotavirus Symposium

Johannesburg, South Africa

2 – 3 August, 2010

Considering that:

  • Diarrhea is the second greatest killer of children under five worldwide, killing 1.33 million children under five each year;
  • Rotavirus is the leading cause of severe diarrheal disease;
  • Rotavirus-related diarrheal disease takes the lives of more than 500,000 children under five every year and is responsible for the hospitalization of millions more around the world;
  • 85% of rotavirus deaths occur in low income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia;