Success from the South: the rotavirus vaccine story and its lessons

28 November 2023, 5.00 PM - 28 November 2023, 8.00 PM

Professor Gagandeep Kang (Director of Global Health at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Rd, NW1 2BE and online

The Academy of Medical Sciences & The Lancet International Health Lecture 

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Rotavirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis in children under the age of five worldwide. It has a high mortality rate, especially in middle- and low-income countries. In 2016, India became the first Asian country to locally develop and nationally introduce rotavirus vaccines.

In this lecture, Professor Kang will reflect on the successes of the rotavirus vaccine in India, touching on issues such as vaccine equity and manufacturing the global south, and what we can learn to improve global health in the future.

Joined by:

  • Professor Suerie Moon, Professor, Geneva Graduate Institute
  • Professor Petro Terblanche, Managing Director, Afrigen Biologics
  • Professor Miren Iturizza-Gomara, Head of Research, GSK Global Health Vaccines Institute

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