19 May A Vaccine Hero’s Journey to Prevent Rotavirus
George Armah, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Blog
Imagine an African mother whose baby is near death and the closest health clinic is ten kilometers away. Her only means of transport is walking, or the back of a donkey, or, if she’s very lucky, by bike. She’s carrying a small baby who is malnourished and has been struck by deadly diarrhea. She has the hard choice of leaving the other children alone or staying home and praying that the child recovers.
She’s literally looking at her child dying in her palms.