AfrRN is a regional network of institutions conducting research on paediatric diarrhoeal diseases in collaboration with the WHO AFRO, Ministries of Health and other partners
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Introduction of rotavirus vaccines in the African regionGET MORE INFO
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In 1998, the World Health Organisation (WHO) advised that the surveillance and diversity of rotavirus strains in Africa needed urgent attention. With a small research grant made available by the WHO the concept of the African Rotavirus Network (AfrRN) was born.
The AfrRN is a regional network of institutions conducting research on paediatric diarrhoeal diseases in collaboration with the World Health Organisation African Regional Office (WHO AFRO), Ministries of Health and other partners.
Generate country- and region-specific data on the burden of rotavirus diarrhea.
Characterize and document the circulating rotavirus strains
Data anticipated to inform decisions on rotavirus vaccine introduction into national immunization programs.
Rotavirus surveillance was integrated with the surveillance for other vaccine preventable diseases.
Organised approximately every two years under the auspices of the African Rotavirus Network.
Vaccination in Africa
Rotavirus vaccines introduced