Awareness

Awareness of RSV as a global health problem is lacking. Each day, 700 children die from RSV which makes it the second cause of infant mortality worldwide. We believe the best way to illustrate the impact of RSV is by putting a face to these numbers. Therefore, we present you this video entitled “Why we should all know about RSV” about Simone van Wyck, a mother who lost her son due to RSV. This video was recorded in and around the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa in February 2019. The production was made in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.