How rotavirus vaccines save lives and livelihoods: Jacqueline’s story

May 10, 2017


Rotavirus still kills over 200,000 children each year, but even non-fatal cases can have a dramatic impact on families due to the economic burden of treating the disease. Parents like Jacqueline, a mother from Malawi, often lose substantial amounts of their income due to treatment costs and missed work while their children are hospitalized for rotavirus. By preventing infection and the related expenses, cost-effective rotavirus vaccines can help strengthen economies in communities around the world.