Touring our District, A Community at a Time
NEWS: Mojo Blog
I’m going to plan to post as often as possible, maybe not every day, but as the mood hits me and the need arises to share some worthy. I will share my adventures, some thoughts, some ideas that I gather from all of you, and most of all I hope to have some fun. It will be an exciting year ahead, I hope you all can come along for the journey as I explore Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and eventually HAWAII!
Serving as a Rotary District Governor is the honor of a lifetime. It is an awesome responsibility, and offers such tremendous leadership opportunity. Individuals that serve in this capacity are recognized leaders, nominated by their clubs to fill this important role....
As the District Governor, the most exciting event is to welcome new members to our clubs and organization. New members help us to refocus our club's attention on the items that are important to our mission. New members can bring new energy, with new ideas for our...
Other Mojo Blurbs
Mojo could also be considered as momentum. Think about it, if we are not moving for forward we are either going backwards or making no progress at all. In order to have any momentum, you must have something of substantial force to move or have an effect on another object. Something small is not going to make a difference on something substantial. Think BIG! Make a Difference!
Word of the day
|Total Cases||YTD ’19||LY ’18||2017||2016|
|Globally in endemic countries||
Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 7, Afghanistan 2, Nigeria 0
2019 Wild Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2018 Totals) Endemic Countries – 101 Pakistan (2018-12), 24 Afghanistan (2018-21), 0 Nigeria (2018-0)
Terry Ziegler, [email protected] District 5890 Polio Eradication Chair & Zone 21B/27 ARRFC
Many of you have asked questions about the recent Vaccine Derived Polio cases. Rotary is quite concerned about the increased numbers of Vaccine Derived cases as well as the Wild Polio cases. Some of the increase in case numbers is due to better surveillance with more cases being identified. When vaccine-derived cases are confirmed, there is an immediate response with vaccinations given in the immediate area. See the attached Q&A’s from the CDC. The CDC has created an outbreak response team and plans to deploy more than 60 CDC staff over the next 6 months to concentrate on Vaccine Derived outbreaks. I hope this will help as you inform your District’s Rotarians about the Vaccine-Induced Polio cases.
Vaccine-Induced Polio Cases – From 2000 to date, 1085 cases of paralytic cVDPV have been reported, 932 (86%) of which were type 2. During the same period, >10 million cases of paralytic polio were averted. Vaccine-associated paralytic polio can occur in children who receive the vaccine, usually after the first dose, or in their susceptible close contacts, for a total of 2–4 cases per birth cohort of 1,000,000 children before the switch from trivalent OPV to bivalent OPV. Since the switch, an estimated 160–240 cases per year of type 2 vaccine-associated paralytic polio have been averted. Cessation of all OPV use after certification of polio eradication will eliminate the risk for VDPV emergence and spread.
Traveling to the clubs is certainly the most enjoyable part of the District Governors responsibilities. Meeting all the dedicated Rotarians, their families, friends and community leaders throughout the district is such a thrill for me. For many years I have made my way to clubs as often as much as possible. But this year as YOUR Governor, it is a very special honor to make the return trip to visit. I’m hoping that I can make many trips back over the year of my service to our district.