Vaccine 2021 Mar 25. Epub 2021 Mar 25.
Diarrhoeal Pathogens Research Unit, Department of Virology, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Medunsa 0204, Pretoria, South Africa; Enteric and Diarrhoeal Diseases Programme, Global Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA, USA.
The African Rotavirus Network organised the 12 African Rotavirus Symposium (ARS) from 30 July to 1 August 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The symposium theme "A decade of rotavirus vaccination in Africa - Saving lives and changing the face of diarrhoeal diseases", included sessions aimed at sharing ideas and expertise on prevention and control of diarrhoeal disease in Africa. Inter alia, the delegates reviewed global and regional epidemiological trends on rotavirus diarrhoea, progress and experiences on rotavirus vaccine introduction, including vaccine safety monitoring and impact in Africa, scientific advances in developing newer rotavirus vaccines, surveillance and research on other diarrhoeal pathogens, and providing an enabling environment for networking. Read More