Diarrhea is the second leading cause of infant mortality worldwide.
Rotavirus vaccination of infants protects them against the Rotavirus, the common cause of diarrheal disease among infants and young children.
The County Health Management Team (CHMT) led by Ag. Dr Hassan Leli and Head of Immunization Division Matron Christine Mataza trained sub county officers on the new Rotavirus vaccine formulation. The training is supported by Gavi/UNICEF through UNOPS
The sub county officers shall, in turn, conduct health facility training in their respective sub counties ahead of the county wide rollout of the RotaVak vaccine next week.