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Best buys for Africa: Vaccination against rotavirus

Fast-track Analysis

The third African Union Agenda 2063 (healthy and well-nourished citizens) cannot be achieved without the prevention or control of diarrhoea which is a major leading cause of death especially in children under 5. This study employed a simulation based decision analytic Markov model using retrospective data from eight Africa countries that have high diarrhoeamortality rate to evaluate the cost-benefit of implementing rotavirus vaccination in Africa to prevent diarrhoea. The median BCR obtained was 44.