Educational material

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.

The RSV Global Online Mortality Database (GOLD) aims to highlight the magnitude and global distribution of the burden of RSV and generate evidence to inform public health practice and policy.   An instrumental part of this process is raising awareness.

We aim to contribute and facilitate raising awareness of RSV-related mortality. 

Presentation material and infographics

Early 2023, we launched the 100xGOLD project with the goal to increase awareness by organizing 100 presentations on RSV. However, the 100xGOLD will end by the end of 2024. Still, we wanted to make the created RSV-awareness powerpoint and infographic available to everyone to raise RSV awareness. 

Therefore, we have set up this webpage and created a free downloadable powerpoint presentation and infographic on RSV-associated childhood mortality:

For inspiration on locations and events to raise RSV-awareness by giving a presentation, consider for example:

  • Regular departmental meetings at your institution  
  • Educational events for (pregnant) women in your area  
  • Paediatric clinics  

Furthermore, have a look at the webpage “RSV-awareness success stories” to see where and how presentations have previously been given.   

Let us know about your way of spreading RSV-awareness via, don’t forget to include a photo and we will mention your success story on our website as well!

Educational video: Why we should all know about RSV

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 Academic Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa in February 2019. The production was made in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.