Saving Children’s Lives From Deadly Rotavirus Diarrhea: PATH’s Comprehensive Approach to Rotavirus Vaccines

Aug 01, 2016


Each year, more than half a million children die from severe, dehydrating diarrhea. The most common cause of severe infantile diarrhea—accounting for approximately one-third of these deaths and millions of hospitalizations—is rotavirus. More than 90 percent of rotavirus-related deaths occur among children in poor countries.


This fact sheet highlights PATH’s work to address rotavirus, the leading cause of severe diarrheal disease. It includes general information about our efforts to increase access to and effectiveness of existing vaccines, as well as to develop new vaccines and to raise awareness through advocacy.


View the full fact sheet.