Living Proof in Nicaragua: Success story of a vaccine [VIDEO and SLIDE SHOW]

vaccine nicaragua“Rotavirus kills 2 million children per year worldwide. Its impact hit Nicaraguan children hard. But in 2006, a vaccine came to the villages. And the results are remarkable.”

In July, 2009, I was given the remarkable opportunity to assist with a short film production about vaccines in Nicaragua. As the fixer, my job was to coordinate the logistics of traveling and shooting with a film crew in the northern Nicaraguan campo during the rainy season. It was an intense and educational week of travel as we followed the vaccine and conducted interviews. The footage and images are part of a larger campaign by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to refocus the global health debate onto success stories. This first installment (linked above) lets Nicaraguans themselves tell you about life before and after the vaccine.

Also check out this stunning PHOTO ESSAY: “Tracing One Rotavirus Vaccine’s Winding Path Through Nicaragua”

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