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The Argentina National Ministry of Health, through the Argentine Agency for International Cooperation and Humanitarian Assistance – White Helmets of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship, will donate 200,000 vaccines against Rotavirus to the Ministry of Health and Sports of the Plurinational State from Bolivia.

The organism’s characteristic wheel-like appearance under the electron microscope gives the rotavirus its name from the Latin word ‘rota,’ meaning ‘wheel.’
Image/CDC/Jessica A. Allen/Alliza Eckerd.

The first shipment with 45,000 doses will depart between today and tomorrow from the Ezeiza International Airport bound for La Paz, which will be followed by two other shipments throughout the week that will complete the total delivery.

In this regard, the Minister of Health of the Nation, Carla Vizzotti highlighted “the brotherhood and a very deep bond of cooperation and solidarity that we have carried out with the Plurinational State of Bolivia and its people since the beginning of the pandemic, and we hope that this shipment deepen it even more.” And she added: “we work so that all the countries of the region have equitable access to the necessary sanitary supplies to continue caring for their people.”


Thus, the person in charge of the national health portfolio stressed that the donation is part of “a political decision of this Government to provide support and humanitarian assistance at the international level.”

It should be remembered that in 2021, the Ministry of Health of the Nation sent Bolivia 1 million doses of vaccine against COVID-19, which were part of the total of 5,083,000 doses donated by Argentina to different countries – such as Angola, Kenya, Mozambique , Vietnam, Barbados and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States – with the aim of strengthening equitable access to vaccines in the regions that suffered the most from the impact of the pandemic.

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In addition, within the framework of solidarity actions and the strengthening of international ties, Salud donated health aid to Syria in May 2023 for those affected by the earthquake, which included 20 pallets of injectable medicines, essential supplies, medicines and items of personal protection.