Blog Post Highlights Improvements In Global Rotavirus Vaccination Coverage
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “Impatient Optimists”: 5 Reasons the Global Gap in Rotavirus Vaccine Access is Shrinking
Mathuram Santosham, professor of pediatrics and international health at Johns Hopkins University, senior adviser at the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins, and director emeritus of the Center for American Indian Health, discusses the progress in achieving greater rotavirus vaccine coverage, highlighting five reasons for the improvement: “1. Political leadership in South Asia has been critical … 2. African countries were early adopters and have been at the vanguard … 3. Manufacturing developments are expanding choice, potentially reducing prices … 4. Scientists and communicators on the frontlines have enabled progress … 5. Middle-income countries face unique challenges” (1/9).