A logistical feasibility assessment.
The rotavirus vaccine prevents gastrointestinal infections, which are common causes of fatal diarrheal diseases in children. The DRC has decided to offer this vaccine to all children in the country.
EpiLinks has provided technical support to the RAVIN (Rotavirus vaccines Introduction Network) project led by JSI Research & Training Institute. The intervention consisted in assessing the logistical feasibility of introducing the vaccine by analyzing the capacity to store and transport rotavirus vaccines in the country. It identified needs for policy, staff capacity building, infrastructure and equipment to ensure the sustainable availability of a quality vaccine for every child in the country.