Breaking the Cold Chain: New Vaccine Doesn't Need Refrigeration - Forbes

As I start to write this story, a little girl somewhere has just died from diarrhea. In another minute, a little boy will die of diarrhea. And then, a minute later, a third child might die of diarrhea — but this third child might have lived, if they ...and more »

Cheap, heat-proof rotavirus vaccine 'game changer' for African children -

DAKAR: An inexpensive, heat-proof vaccine could mark a turning point in expanding resistance to the diarrhoea-causing rotavirus infection across sub-Saharan Africa, medical aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres said. The new vaccine, known as BRV-PV, ...and more »

New vaccine against rotavirus could curb child deaths - The Sun Daily

MIAMI: A new vaccine that is cheap to make and does not require refrigeration has shown promise in preventing rotavirus, a contagious and fatal disease that disproportionately strikes children in Africa, researchers said Wednesday. A trial in Niger ...and more »

News Scan for Mar 22, 2017 - CIDRAP

An inexpensive heat-stable rotavirus vaccine was shown to be 67% effective in a resource-poor setting in Africa, providing renewed hope for addressing the deadly diarrhea-causing disease in children, a study today in the New England Journal of Medicine ...and more »

Powdered Vaccine Raises Hopes Of Stopping A Top Killer Of Kids - NPR

It's not every day that the world gets a new tool that could save 100,000 children each year. And it's definitely not every day that the secret to that tool is the same thing that makes space ice cream so memorable. Sounds crazy. But bear with me a moment.and more »

New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a Day - New York Times

Laouli Houzeïnatou, 20, and her son, Hanissa Moustaphe, took part in the clinical study of the new vaccine. Laouli was monitored throughout her pregnancy. Credit Tim Shenk/Doctors Without Borders. A new vaccine against a diarrheal disease that kills ...and more »

Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500000 children a year - The Guardian

A nurse administers a rotavirus vaccine to a baby in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, as part of a 2014 public health initiative. Photograph: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images. Global health. Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500,000 ...and more »

New low-cost rotavirus vaccine could reduce disease burden in developing countries - Medical Xpress

A new vaccine for rotavirus was found to be 66.7% effective in preventing severe gastroenteritis caused by the virus, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Epicentre, Paris. Rotavirus is responsible ...and more »

Innovative vaccine could prevent thousands of child deaths from diarrhoea - Reliefweb

An innovative new vaccine which could prevent large numbers of children from dying of diarrhoea in sub-Saharan Africa has been successfully trialled in Niger, announced international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders ...and more »

New, Cheaper, and Heat-Stable Rotavirus Vaccine Could Prevent Thousands of Childhood Deaths - Doctors Without Borders

The new rotavirus vaccine is cheaper than existing vaccines, specifically adapted to the rotavirus strains found in sub-Saharan Africa, and does not need to be refrigerated. March 22, 2017. NEW YORK, MARCH 22, 2017—A new, heat-stable vaccine is safe ...and more »