Conference Programme

Oral Presentations

No Initial Last Name Abstract Title
1 C Agebmabiese Interspecies transmission of rotaviruses and its evolutionary implication: a view from Africa
2 J Anderson Effects of Geographic and Economic Heterogeneity on the Burden of Rotavirus Diarrhea and the Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of Vaccination in Nigeria
3 Anwari Potential Impact and cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in Afghanistan
4 E Apondi Genomic characterization of uncommon human G3P[6] rotavirus strains that have emerged in Kenya after rotavirus vaccine introduction
5 S Boene Whole Genome Characterization Of Porcine Rotavirus A Collected In Southern Mozambique, Reveals G9P[13] And G4P[6] Strains With a Wa-Like Backbone
6 A Clark Mortality reduction benefits and intussusception risks of rotavirus vaccination in 135 low- and middle-income countries: evaluation of current and alternative schedules
7 A Cohen Etiology of diarrhea in hospitalized children under 5 years  in Africa: preliminary results from the first two years of the Global Paediatric Diarrhea Surveillance network, 2017-2018
8 F Debellut Impact and cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in Palestine
9 V Denti Navigating the unprecedented range of rotavirus vaccine options now available to Gavi-supported countries
10 N Enjeh Identification of Rotavirus Strains circulating in the South West Region of Cameroon after Vaccine Introduction
11 L Fairlie Safety and immunogenicity of a parenteral trivalent P2-VP8 subunit rotavirus vaccine
12 M Huyzers Local implementation and optimization of plasmid-only rotavirus reverse genetics systems
13 Jere Evaluation of rotavirus vaccine effectiveness against G1 and G2 strains possessing a DS-1-like genetic backbone In Malawian infants
14 S Khagayi Effectiveness of a monovalent rotavirus vaccine against hospitalization with acute rotavirus gastroenteritis in Kenyan children
15 Kotloff Etiology and adverse clinical consequences of moderate-to-severe diarrhea among children under five in three sub-Saharan African countries post-rotavirus vaccine introduction
16 A Koyuncu Nutritional Status and Prevalence of Rotavirus Diarrhea Among Children in Zambia
17 S Machingaidze Strengthening South-North collaborations for research on  diarrhoeal diseases
18 C Malamba Rotavirus vaccine shedding is associated with increased frequency of circulating T follicular helper and T helper 2 cells in Malawian infants
19 I Mandomando Impact of rotavirus vaccination in children less than 5 years of age in Rural Southern Mozambique
20 Mwangi Molecular characterization of rotavirus strains using whole genome sequencing reveals unique changes post-rotavirus vaccine introduction in Zambia
21 J Mwenda Progress of the rotavirus vaccine introduction and impact of vaccines on rotavirus hospitalizations among children under five years of age in Africa
22 C Pecenka Re-evaluating the cost and cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in Bangladesh, Ghana, and Malawi: a comparison of three rotavirus vaccines
23 J Raboba Diversity of rotavirus genotypes in Madagascar before and after rotavirus vaccine introduction
24 S Rasebotsa Analysis of G1P[8] whole genome constellations identified a vaccine-derived strain in Rwanda
25 W Rennert Introducing Rotavirus Vaccine to LMICs: establishing sustainable immunization program in Palestine using Rotavac
26 T Resch Increased expression of pro-inflammatory markers in children with intussusception in South Africa
27 A Riaz Impact assessment of rotavirus vaccine introduction in Pakistan’s  routine immunization program


Poster Presentations

No Initial Last Name Abstract Title
P001 M Abdulkadir Epidemiology and clinical characteristics of rotavirus gastroenteritis in children under five years in Kwara, North-Central Nigeria
P002 J Agbla Molecular characteristics of rotaviruses circulating in the south of Benin, 2016-2018
P003 C Agoti Genetic relatedness of rotavirus Group A G1[P8] strains isolated pre- and post-vaccine introduction in Africa
P004 M Ahmed Reduction of hospitalizations with diarrhea among children aged 0–5?years in Nouakchott, Mauritania, following the introduction of rotavirus vaccine
P005 M Alice Patricia  Decline in cases of rotavirus diarrhea and the severity of dehydration in children under 5 in Abidjan after the introduction of Rotateq
P006 B Angeline Yvette Crscence Rotavirus incidence and genotype distribution before and after national rotavirus vaccine introduction in Cameroon
P007 C Annick Elonore Correlation between electrphoretypes and genotypes of rotavirus strains in Cotonou, Benin
P008 E Asare Heterogeneity in rotavirus transmission dynamics and impact of vaccination in Ghana
P009 C Azubuike  Epidermiology and characterization of rotavirus strain in Abia State, South East Nigeria 
P010 J Baker Assessing serum anti-rotavirus immunoglobulin A as a correlate of vaccine-induced protection against rotavirus gastroenteritis in high and low child mortality settings: analysis of pooled individual-level data from nine clinical trials
P011 J Baker Oral polio vaccine interferes with full-course rotavirus vaccine immunogenicity: an individual level analysis of pooled clinical trial data in high and low child mortality settings
P012 A Bamogo Communication strategies to support the introduction and promote uptake of Rotavirus vaccine in Benin
P013 Banga Mingo Molecular surveillance of rotavirus infection in Central African Republic, 2017-2018
P014 C Benjaminpuja Rotavirus Strain Distribution in Enugu South East Nigeria Pre-Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction
P015 Bonkoungou Effectiveness of pentavalent rotavirus vaccine against G1-strain rotavirus, Burkina Faso, 2014-2017
P016 E Burnett Early cost estimates of diarrhea hospitalizations among children <5 years old in Zimbabwe
P017 J Bwogi Dependence of rotavirus diarrhea on nutritional status in hospitalized children, Central Uganda, 2012/13
P018 B Catherine Rotavirus genotyping in pre and post area vaccination  from 2010-2018 in Côte d'Ivoire
P019 J Chilaule Genetic diversity of Norovirus in children from 0 to 5 years old with acute diarrhea in Mozambique (2014 – 2015)
P020 R Chilengi Early linear growth retardation: results of a prospective rotavirus vaccine cohort of Zambian infants 
P021 R Chilengi Validation of a live attenuated rotavirus vaccine as a human infection challenge model in Zambia
P022 C Chisenga Aetiology of diarrhoea in children under five in Zambia detected using Luminex xTAG Gastrointestinal pathogen panel
P023 A Chissaque Rotavirus A infection in children under two months of age non illegible for vaccination in Mozambique
P024 C Chukwubike Association between diarrhoea severity and circulating Rotavirus genotypes in Enugu Nigeria
P025 M Cortese Sustained reduction in pediatric diarrhea hospitalizations at 2 sentinel hospitals in Tanzania 6 years after rotavirus vaccine introduction: data from Mnazi Mmoja Hospital in Zanzibar and Dodoma Regional Hospital in mainland
P026 S Damanka Genetic analysis of Ghanaian G1P[8] and G9P[8] rotavirus A strains reveals the impact of P[8] VP4 gene polymorphism on P-genotyping
P027 S Dele Olowu A review of the decision making and processes for new vaccine introductions in Nigeria
P028 A Dele Diversity of circulating rotavirus strains pre-vaccination amongst under five children presenting with diarrhoea at the University of Ilorin teaching hospital, North-Central Nigeria from 2013-2018
P029 F Dennis Detection of porcine-like G4P[6] and human-porcine multiple-reassortant G4P[8] rotavirus strains in Ghanaian children: evidence for interspecies transmission and reassortment
P030 A Diop Molecular evolution of Group A Rotavirus strains after the rotavirus vaccine introduction in the Senegal’s expanded program immunization 
P031 D Disengomoka Temporary follow-up of the prevalence of gastro entertainment in rotavirus
P032 R Ella A Randomized Clinical Trial  to Evaluate the Immunogenicity and Safety of ROTAVAC® in comparison with a licensed rotavirus vaccine in healthy infants
P033 R Ella ROTAVAC® - does it need a buffer?
P034 M Esona Rotavirus genotype trends and gastrointestinal (GI) pathogen detection in the United States, 2013-16: laboratory results from the New Vaccine Surveillance Network (NVSN)
P035 B Ezeonwu Rota virus genotypes and the clinical severity of diarrhoea among children under 5 years of age
P036 E Fairlie Evaluation of intussusception after oral monovalent rotavirus vaccination in South Africa
P037 M Fausta Circulating rotavirus strains after rotavirus vaccine introduction- three year data in Southern Tanzania, 2013–2015
P038 Fodha Group A rotavirus infection in Tunisia: comparison between children and adults molecular epidemiology
P039 M Galo Molecular characterization of the rotavirus strains prevalent in Eastern Kenya
P040 J Gikonyo Rotavirus prevalence and seasonal distribution post vaccine introduction in Nairobi County Kenya
P041 F Hailemariam Intussusception in infants in Ethiopia after Rotavirus Vaccination: Descriptive study done from six hospitals in Ethiopia 
P042 B Hallowell Estimated global impact of rotavirus vaccines on hospitalizations from rotavirus diarrhea among children <5 years of age
P043 K Hamidou Contribution of abdominal ultrasound in the diagnosis of acute intussusception in Ivory Coast
P044 E Hanan Rotavirus vaccine impact on hospitalizations due to rotavirus and all cause diarrhea among children <5 years of age in Sudan
P045 B Hausdorff Rotavirus vaccine options: A mixed-method study design to understand stakeholder preferences
P046 W Hausdorff What is the value proposition for a non-Replicating Rotavirus Vaccine?
P047 J Herbert Design and implementation of rotavirus reverse genetics systems expressing fluorescent reporter proteins
P048 M Hindiyeh Rapid reduction in rotavirus gastroenteritis in children under 5 years of age following the introduction of universal rotavirus vaccination with a monovalent vaccine in Palestine
P049 M Hossain Epidemiological trends of rotavirus moderate-to-severe diarrhoea among infants and young children seeking health care before and after introduction of rotavirus vaccine in rural Gambia
P050 S Jabr Assessing rotavirus vaccination program costs in Palestine
P051 M Jarju Impact of pentavalent rotavirus vaccine against severe rotavirus diarrhoea in The Gambia
P052 N Kiulia Environmental surveillance of rotavirus; lesson learnt from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
P053 K Kotloff Clinical severity and seasonal trends of non-rotavirus diarrheagenic viruses in children under five in three sub-Saharan African countries post-rotavirus vaccine introduction
P054 D Kouame The obstacles of intussusception low rates and the failed of the follow-up since rotavirus vaccine implementation in Cote d’ivoire
P055 Y Kumwimba Reasons for refusal and or withdrawal of consent to participate in a clinical research study in Zambia
P056 J Langa Epidemiology and rotavirus strains circulating in children under five years of old before and after vaccine introduction in Mozambique
P057 B Lartey Understanding Pediatric Norovirus Epidemiology: A decade of study among Ghanaian children
P058 C Laure Circulating genotype of the diarrhoea with rotavirus in RDC of 2009 to 2017
P059 A Leshabana The prevalence and molecular characterization of norovirus strains circulating in children under 5 years hospitalized for diarrhoea in Southern and Eastern African countries during 2015 
P060 M Lusinga Matumona Children's clinical-biological profile positive to rotavirus in the DRC: Kalembelembe surveillance site experience 2009 - 2018
P061 J MacDonald Evaluation of methods for determining secretor status from different specimen types
P062 J MacDonald Investigation of secretor status and rotavirus VP4 genotypes in cases of diarrhoea in South African children
P063 S Mado Epidemiology of Rotavirus Gastroenteritis in children 0-59 months with diarrhoea in Zaria, Northwestern Nigeria: A preliminary report 
P064 D Mahamba Rotavirus vaccine has reversed the severity of diarrhea and trend of hospitalizations among children younger than five of age
P065 J Mandolo Association of rotavirus strains and severity of gastroenteritis in Malawian children.
P066 M Manyazewal Diversity of Circulating Rotavirus Genotypes in Ethiopia, 2011-2017
P067 Maphalala G3P[8] rotavirus strain causing diarrheal outbreak in the Kingdom of Eswatini, 2018
P068 D Mazingi Delays in presentation of intussusception and development of gangrene in Zimbabwe
P069 S Mdleleni Aetiology and pathogen specific risk factors for diarrhoea among children under the age of 5 years
P070 S Mendes dos Ramos The recombinant production of truncated rotavirus VP4 and VP4-NSP4 as non-replicating vaccine candidates
P071 C Mhango Changes in rotavirus strains circulating in Malawi before vaccine introduction and six years post vaccine era
P072 Miya Is there an association between Lewis and Secretor phenotypes (FUT2 and FUT3 genotypes) and immune response one month after administration of two doses of the Rotarix vaccine in South African infants?
P073 M Mogotsi Characterization of the gut virome of South African infants using viral metagenomics approach
P074 F Mokoena The relevance of Fast Track Diagnostic Gastroenteritis kits as a first point of care diagnostic tool in Africa
P075 M Mokomane Diversity of Rotavirus Strains Circulating in Botswana before and after introduction of the Monovalent Rotavirus Vaccine
P076 S Moon Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of group C rotavirus in children
P077 Mpabalwani Sustained impact of rotavirus vaccine on rotavirus hospitalisations in Zambia, 2009-2018  
P078 C Muendo Prevalence of rotavirus infection among children with acute diarrhoea after rotavirus vaccine introduction in Kenya, a hospital cross-sectional study
P079 M Mufamade  Evaluating the effect of maternal lactoferrin and lactadherin in breastfed vaccinated children with rotavirus gastroenteritis attending the Dr George Mukhari Hospital, 2017
P080 D MUGISHA Rotavirus Infection in Hospitalized children under five years in three Sentinel Surveillance Site Hospitals in Uganda
P081 J Mugweru Whole genome constellations of five reassortant rotavirus strains detected during post-rotavirus vaccine introduction period in Rwanda
P082 J Muiva Rotavirus vaccine administration and trends of rotavirus infection of patients attending at the referral hospital-KNH
P083 O Mukuku Molecular epidemiology of rotavirus in acute diarrhea in under five children in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo
P084 J Mukwela Seasonal evolution of the diarrhoea with rotavirus 2009 to 2016 case of the monitoring sentinel in CH Kingasani II/RDC
P085 B Munlela Emerging of G3 and G9 strains of rotavirus a in children under 5 year with diarrhea in Mozambique: annual report, 2018
P086 M Mwanga Rotavirus group A characterization before and after nationwide vaccine introduction in Kenya, 2010-2018
P087 S Nadan Evaluation and re-design of a VP6 probe sequence for the detection of rotaviruses
P088 C Narh Modeling the burden of Gastroenteritis among hospitalized children under-five years of age in Ghana
P089 A Nasir Preparing for safety monitoring after rotavirus vaccine introduction: epidemiology of intussusception among children <1?year of age in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital
P090 D Ndwandwe Current rotavirus clinical trials activity on the African Continent 
P091 H Ndwiga Rotavirus vaccination in a level V hospital in Kenya reveals poor compliance rate
P092 V Ndze Predominance of G12P[6] rotavirus strains among Rotarix vaccinated children in Cameroon
P093 T Ngomane Genetic diversity of group a rotavirus strains circulating in pigs from five provinces in South Africa during 2007, 2008 and 2015
P094 M Ngoy Kiluba Du choix de vaccin et de l’etude de la pharmacovigilance lors de l’introduction de vaccin contre rotavirus en RDC
P095 M Ngoy Kiluba Choice of vaccine and study of the careful use of pharmacy during the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in DRC
P096 F Ngoy Mpunga Surveillance of rotavirus diarrhea on the sentinel site of the pediatric hospital of Kalembe Lembe (DRC) between 2009 and 2018
P097 Nkolo Mviena Norovirus and rotavirus in hospitalized children prevalence and association with gastroenteritis
P098 P Nomcebo Trends of  Rotavirus infection in children under 12 months  pre and post introduction of Rotarix vaccine in the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland), 2013-2017
P099 J Nonvignon Cost of illness for childhood diarrhoea in low and middle-income countries: a systematic review of evidence and modelled estimates
P100 A Nyachieo Molecular epidemiology of rotavirus genotype and corresponding trends in Kenya since 1975
P101 J Nyangao Reduction of Group A Rotavirus Gastroenteritis in young children admitted at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya after vaccine introduction and the Rotavirus strains that have been detected in Kenya for over the last two decades
P102 J Ochieng Distribution of rotavirus genotypes among children with diarrhea prior to vaccine introduction in Western Kenya, 2010-2013
P103 M Ogunyinka Rotavirus VP6 extracellular secretion by Kluyveromyces lactis
P104 C Okafor  Prevalence of rotavirus among children seen at CHUKWUEMEkA ODUMEGWU Ojukwu university teaching hospital AMAKU Awka 
P105 R Omore Epidemiology of Childhood Intussusception and determinants of Intestinal resection in Kenya, 2002-2016
P106 N Ouedraogo Norovirus predominates in pediatric diarrhea after rotavirus vaccine introduction in Burkina Faso
P107 N Page Enteric pathogens detected in intussusception cases and surgical controls
P108 P Phetla Norovirus infection in children less than 5 years of age attending the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital before and after rotavirus vaccine introduction into the Expanded Programme on Immunisation of South Africa.
P109 L Rahajamanana Impact of rotavirus vaccine on all-cause diarrhea and rotavirus hospitalizations in Madagascar the first four years after rotavirus vaccine introduction
P110 K Rakau Rotavirus strains detected in Dr George Mukhari academic hospital and Oukasie primary healthcare, Pretoria from 2015-2016
P111 A Riaz Post-marketing Intussusception monitoring in Pakistan after introduction of oral rotavirus vaccine
P112 N Roger Quantier Rotavirus genotype distribution during the pre-vaccine period in Cameroon: 2011-2013
P113 N Roger Quantier Post-vaccine circulating group a rotavirus strains in under 5 years children with acute diarrhea during 2015–2018 in Center region Cameroon
P114 E Rossouw Rotavirus infections in children under the age of five years in Pretoria, South Africa between July 2016 – December 2017
P115 S Saheed Variabilityof the P-types in stable genotype constellations pre- and post-vaccine introduction in Rwanda
P116 K SalvadorOke Characterization and antimicrobial resistance profiles of E. coli pathotypes isolated from children under five years at two sentinel sites in Pretoria South Africa
P117 K SalvadorOke Occurrence and virulence characteristics of rotavirus and E. coli pathotypes in children under five years attending two sentinel sites North of Pretoria
P118 W Sander Rotavirus infection increases PGE2 production, leading to increased rotavirus yield and rate of replication
P119 N Segone Surveillance and characterization of porcine rotavirus in the Western Cape Province, South Africa
P120 M Seheri Whole genome analysis of African G12P[6] and G12P[8] rotaviruses provides evidence of porcine-human reassortment at NSP2, NSP3 and NSP4 
P121 P Simbu Elisabeth Circulation of Rotavirus Genotypes strains in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2013-2017: Implications for the vaccination
P122 M Simuyandi Enterotoxigenic Escherichia Coli Toxins and Colonization factors among Zambian children presenting with moderate to severe diarrhea to selected health facilities
P123 M Simuyandi Shigella and Salmonella infections are associated with markers of environmental enteropathy among children under five in Zambia
P124 V Singh Rotavirus Vaccine - Status & Coverage in Africa
P125 M Sounkere Soro Intussusception after rotavirus vaccines implementation in Côte d'Ivoire: Epidemiology, diagnosis and outcomes
P126 N Sukwa Clinical presentation of Congenital Syphilis, in a rotavirus vaccine cohort study. a silent epidemic in Lusaka: a case series report 
P127 B Tagbo Pre-Vaccine Rotavirus diarrhoea Disease trends in Enugu South East Nigeria 2011-2018
P128 E Thaulo Rotavirus vaccine shedding is associated with increased frequency of circulating class-switched memory B-cells in Malawian infants
P129 L Theart Developing a SA11 DLP as a universal backbone for chimeric TLPs.
P130 L Tirore Effectiveness of monovalent rotavirus vaccine among under five year children hospitalized for acute gastroenteritis with rotavirus diarrhoea, in Central and Northern, Ethiopia: a test negative case-control study
P131 A Tonda Opportunities and Challenges with Rotavirus Vaccine Introduction: Experiences from DRC and Benin
P132 E Tsolenyanu Sustaining impact of rotavirus vaccine on diarrheal hospitalizations among Togolese children younger than 5 year of age, 2010-2018 
P133 V Tubijinga Bakashala Necessity of integrated surveillance of rotavirus diarrhea to the other enteropathogens including care-associated infections
P134 S Van der Schyff An in silico investigation into possible structural constraints during reassortment of rotavirus segment 9, encoding VP7.
P135 D Velasquez Diverse IgA response to Rotarix® during the first three years of life in South African infants
P136 M Visser Design and implementation of rotavirus reverse genetics systems expressing fluorescent reporter proteins
P137 A Wada Kura Molecular characterization of rotavirus detected in diarrhoeic children 0-5 years of age in Kano State Nigeria
P138 T Wendlamita Toussaint Intussusception surveillance after rotavirus vaccine introduction: preliminary findings from Burkina Faso, 2015 January – 2018 June
P139 F Zaba Early data of surveillance of the impact of rotateq in Côte d'Ivoire