Kill or Cure – Lifesaving Rotavirus vaccine 25:00, 2018 (Ref: NA05897)


GlaxoSmithKline’s new rotavirus vaccine can potentially save millions of children across the globe from fatal diarrhea.

This program guides viewers through the medicine’s development process and examines the highly unconventional way it is being distributed — with the initial test phase occurring in Mexico, rather than in a wealthy part of the world.

Interviews with officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Mexican Ministry of Health and GlaxoSmithKline Biochemicals shed light on their fragile yet ground-breaking organizational partnership. The result: an in-depth look at the real-world progress science is making against a microscopic killer.

This film is part of the KILL OR CURE series of 57 x 25-minute documentaries produced for the BBC. These films can be bought individually or as a series.