I worked as the fixer on the production of this video for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. It is part of their Living Proof campaign to change the discussion of global health to one of success stories and positivity. The introduction of the rotavirus vaccine in Nicaragua is a tear-jerking success story. The vaccine protects children from lethal bouts of diarrhea and vomiting. “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.”
It was an honor to be a part of this film. We shot in a hospital in Managua, on the road to Jinotega, and in several health clinics in the Pantasma area. Enjoy the film->
MORE! Another film from this trip: “A Vaccineâ€™s Remarkable Impact”
…AND here is a phenomenal slide show of stills from our trip.