Skepticism, Lack Of Clean Water Challenge Rotavirus Vaccine Efforts In Cameroon
Inter Press Service: Vaccinating Against Their Will
“The growing number of child deaths from diarrhea in Cameroon has necessitated the introduction of a new vaccine (RotaTeq) designed to protect babies under five against common types of rotaviruses that cause diarrhea. But growing skepticism over new vaccines, and lack of potable water and proper hygiene could thwart such public health efforts, experts say…” (Nfor, 5/7).
The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.