Haiti introduces lifesaving rotavirus vaccines

Apr 30, 2013

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Rotaflash, April 2013

Following an announcement on April 27, Haiti will become the fifth and final GAVI-eligible country in the Americas region to introduce rotavirus vaccination, with support from the GAVI Alliance. Vaccines offer great promise to slash childhood deaths due to rotavirus, which claims 2,200 Haitian children each year—accounting for nearly half of all under-five diarrheal deaths in Haiti.

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