January 15, 2021
A child is vaccinated in Sadder Town, Karachi, Pakistan

A child is vaccinated in Sadder Town, Karachi, Pakistan

Jan 15, 2021 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture?  In this picture, a child is vaccinated in Sadder Town, Karachi, Pakistan.

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A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

How Many Children have we saved from the paralysis of Polio?
That number has now reached 20 Million! That’s a number to celebrate and to share!

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 899 – Afghanistan – 214 (0 in 2019), ,Angola – 3 (129 in 2019),Benin – 1 (8 in 2019), Burkina Faso – 56 (1 in 2019), Cameroon – 7 (0 in 2019), CAR – 4 (21 in 2019),Chad – 94 ((10 in 2019),China – 0 (1 In 2019), Congo – 1,    Cote d’ Ivoire – 71 (0 in 2019),DRC – 75 (86 in 2019),Ethiopia – 21 (11 in 2019),Ghana – 11 (18 in 2019), Guinea – 36 (0 in 2019), Mali – 28, Malaysia – 1 (3 in 2019), Myanmar – 0 (6 in 2019),  Pakistan – 110 (22 in 2019), Papua New Guinea – 0 (0 in 2019).  Niger – 8 (1 in 2019), Nigeria – 7 (18 in 2019) Philippines – 1 (16 in 2019), Sierra Leone – 3 (0 in 2019), Somalia – 13 (3 in 2019), South Sudan – 38 (0 in 2019), Sudan – 52,  Yemen – 28, Togo – 9 (8 in 2019),Zambia – 0 (2 in 2019).

361 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2019.

Quote of the Day

If a man looks at the world when he is fifty the same way he looked at it when he was twenty and it hasn’t changed, then he has wasted thirty years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

 

Pakistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 11/14/20.
147 Wild Polio cases – 2019. Six Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this past week.
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 10/02/20.
29 Wild Polio cases – 2019.  No Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 26

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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