Rotavac is First India-designed vaccine to pass WHO test

Posted on:27 Jan 2018 10:51:49
Rotavac is First India-designed vaccine to pass WHO test
27 January 2018 Current Affairs: Rotavac became first Indigenously developed vaccine from India to be pre-qualified by World Health Organisation (WHO).

It means that vaccine can be so can be sold internationally to several countries in South America and Africa. So far, several vaccines from India have been pre-qualified by WHO.

Rotavac conceived and developed by the Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech Limited.

It protects against childhood diarrhea caused by the rotavirus.

It has eloped under public-private partnership (PPP) model that involved Ministry of Science and Technology, institutions of the US Government.

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