Rotavirus Vaccine for Children’s Diarrhea: The Great Equalizer

Rotavirus  is the known to be the primary cause of diarrhea globally and rotavirus diarrhea is the third leading disease to cause death in children worldwide. It is inevitable even in first world countries, which makes it all the more alarming most especially to countries having less resources to fight the dreaded disease. Luckily for the Filipino people whose administration’s aim is to significantly reduce infant mortality rate through rotavirus vaccination. In fact, the Philippines is the first Southeast Asian country to provide it for free through its national immunization programs. It is given in two (2) doses for infants, 0-6 months old. To start educating the grass roots level, the Department of Health in Region XI (Philippines), specifically in Davao City  in coordination with ROTAPhil and some healthcare providers, sponsored a media briefing in Cafe Laguna @ the Abreeza Mall of Davao City last October.  The main speaker was Dr. Juliet Sio-Aguilar, a […]

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