Terry's Polio Eradication Update

For The Week October 28, 2023 Polio Eradication Update
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Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
20,500,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

Total paralysis cases YTD '23 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Globally

10

30

6

140

176

33

22

37

-in endemic countries:

10

22

5

140

176

33

22

37

-in post-endemic countries:

0

8

1

0

0

0

0

0

Wild Polio cases reported in the past week:
Pakistan 1, Afghanistan 0

2023 Wild Polio Cases - 10
Endemic Countries
Pakistan - 4
(2022-20) (2021-1) (2020-84) (2019-147)
Afghanistan - 6 (2022-2) (2021-4) (2020-56) (2019-29)
Post-Endemic Countries
Mozambique (2022-8), Malawi (2021-1)
2023 Vaccine Derived Polio 331 Cases - in 19 Countries

2022 Vaccine Derived Polio 912 Cases - in 25 Countries
2021 Vaccine Derived Polio 689 Cases
in 22 Countries
2020 Vaccine Derived Polio 113 Cases
in 26 Countries

Terry Ziegler, bigzlumber@aol.com Polio Update Newsletter Editor
Rotary Region 36 END POLIO NOW Coordinator 2024-27

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!

World Polio Day has arrived!

It’s World Polio Day: Act now!Now is the time for us to take action and advocate for the eradication of polio. As Rotary members and supporters, we lead the campaign to protect the world’s children from this paralyzing disease. You can take part in...

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Rotary statement on the conflict in Israel and Gaza

Recognizing there has been protracted suffering in the long history of conflict between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza, Rotary International urges all parties to seek avenues to peace. At the same time, we unequivocally condemn the horrific attack...

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To End Polio – We must end it everywhere!

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 4 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case - on 6/10/23 in Afghanistan. What is that Polio Picture? To End Polio - We must end it everywhere! Including the Circulating Vaccine...

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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!

Rotary statement on the conflict in Israel and Gaza

Recognizing there has been protracted suffering in the long history of conflict between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza, Rotary International urges all parties to seek avenues to peace. At the same time, we unequivocally condemn the horrific attack...

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I Will Never Go Back

A glimpse into why the Ukrainians did what they did Thursday, February 27, 2014by Karl and Sandra Borden In 1999 we attended the Rotary International conference in Singapore and sat on a bus next to a fellow Rotarian, a physician from Ukraine....

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2019-2020: Rotarian of the Year

Each year the current District Governor has the privilege of selecting and honoring outstanding achievements. These are usually announced at the Annual District Conference. Rotary years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 were anything but usual.

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Weekly Polio Eradication Updates

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.

Congratulations – World Polio Day!

One new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 4 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case - on 10/1/23 in Pakistan. Congratulations! To each of you who led World Polio Day fundraising, advocacy, and education campaigns. To...

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What can you do to Support World Polio Day?

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 3 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case - on 10/1/23 in Pakistan. What can you do to Support World Polio Day? Register your club’s World Polio Day action by 24 October. Share...

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European leaders announce new financing partnership

One new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 2 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case - on 10/1/23 in Pakistan. What is that Polio Picture? European leaders pledge €500 million to deliver a healthier, polio-free world – In...

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When I was at Rotary International Assembly in San Diego, CA (Jan. 2019) we had the pleasure of meeting and hearing the family story of Carl Chinnery, and his family’s perils with Polio.  This is a very personal story penned by of his 89 year old mother, and read to all of us by Carl.  You might need a Kleenex!

The iron lung was one of the greatest tools to fight against one of the worst outcomes of polio. Today, it’s the iron will of the thousands of polio workers and their supporters who are committed to finishing the job. Thanks to their work, I’m confident that we can create a world where no child will ever be paralyzed by polio again. Learn more at https://gatesnot.es/3euZ3gj

In his 2023-2024 Theme message at International assembly, Rotary International President Gordon McInally explains why he wants Rotary members to create hope in the world.

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District 5630, What a Year!

In the year of COVID-19, how you navigated rough waters

Travel History

Beginning on July 1, 2019 the adventure as your District Governor “officially” begins.  But really my travels and my journey began a long time ago…  View my travel map

Counties

Clubs Visited

Miles Driven

blog posts

Touring our District, A Community at a Time

From the northern border at South Dakota, just 12 miles north of Spencer, NE to the southern border just 6 miles south of Red Cloud, NE US Highway 281 stretches approximately 275 miles to form the eastern most edge of the district.  With the small exception of a small “notch” that excludes the communities of Scottsbluff, Gering, Mitchell and Morrill on the far western edge the rest of Nebraska makes up District 5630.  From Chimney Rock to the NE State Fair Grounds and the Niobrara River to Harlan County Reservoir, our district is as diverse as the land it covers and we will explore is together.

Travel Gallery

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.

American Cemetery, Epinal, FR

Kansas City Royals Baseball

GSE Student – Candela Sudano