Reaching every child with rotavirus vaccine: Report from the 10th African rotavirus symposium held in Bamako, Mali

Show simple item record Sow, S.O. Steele, A.D. Mwenda, J.M. Armah, G.E. Neuzil, K.M. 2019-02-07T09:15:15Z 2019-02-07T09:15:15Z 2017-10
dc.identifier.other Volume 35, Issue 42,Pages 5511-5518
dc.description.abstract The Center for Vaccine Development – Mali (CVD – Mali), the World Health Organization's regional office in Africa (WHO/AFRO), and the CVD at the University of Maryland School of Medicine hosted the 10th African Rotavirus Symposium in Bamako, Mali on 1–2 June 2016. The symposium is coordinated by WHO/AFRO, the Regional Rotavirus Reference Laboratories, and the African Rotavirus Network (ARN), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The event brings together leading rotavirus researchers, scientists, and policy-makers from across Africa and the world. Over 150 participants, from 31 countries, including 27 in Africa, joined forces to address the theme “Reaching Every Child in Africa with Rotavirus Vaccines.” This symposium, the first in francophone Africa, occurred at an unprecedented time when 33 African countries had introduced rotavirus vaccines into their national immunization programs. The symposium concluded with a Call to Action to introduce rotavirus vaccines in the 21 remaining African countries, to increase access in countries with existing vaccination programs, and to continue surveillance and research on rotavirus and other diarrheal diseases. © 2017 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Vaccine en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.subject Intussusception en_US
dc.subject Rotavirus en_US
dc.subject Surveillance en_US
dc.subject Vaccine en_US
dc.subject Vaccine effectiveness en_US
dc.title Reaching every child with rotavirus vaccine: Report from the 10th African rotavirus symposium held in Bamako, Mali en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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    The main research focus of the Electron Microscopy and Histopathology Department in the past 20 years has been in the areas of enteric diarrhoeas with special emphasis on rotavirus. Through its diarrhoea surveillance studies, the Department has helped to firmly establish rotaviruses as a major cause of diarrhoea in children, and document the circulation of unusual rotavirus genotypes in Ghana. The Department has also recently expanded its diagnostic repertoire to include the identification and characterization of noroviruses, astroviruses, and other enteric viruses.

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