An illustrated story of Indian Rotavirus vaccine
Posted On: 05-06-2020
How the Indian rotavirus vaccine came to be!
By TLoS team and illustrator Nandini Moitra
In July last year, TheLifeofScience.com helped Faridabad-based Translational Health Science and Technology Institute (THSTI) create a set of infographics to highlight some of THSTI’s biggest contributions to India’s public health.
Infection by Rotaviruses leads to the maximum cases of severe diarrhoea-related deaths in children under the age of five, across the world. A great number of these deaths occur in low-income countries like India. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends including rotavirus vaccines in all national immunization programmes, in particular for countries in South Asia, South-East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
This infographic, fourth in this series, introduces the development of Rotavirus vaccine – one of India’s biggest (lab) bench to bedside success stories. Find the Hindi translation of this infographic here!
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Here are the other pieces in this illustrated series
- Clinical trials made easy
- Lightening India’s IBD Burden
- Large scale collection of India’s health indicators