October 29, 2022
Afghanistan makes progress in polio eradication

Afghanistan makes progress in polio eradication

Oct 29, 2022 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

What is that Polio Picture?  AfghanistanThe transition of power in Afghanistan in August 2021 left the fate of nation’s polio program uncertain at a critical moment, with wild poliovirus cases at a historic low. But since November, seven nationwide vaccination campaigns have now set out to vaccinate over three million children who had never been reached with polio vaccines due to local-level bans on immunization. Increased access has also led to improved disease monitoring activities, and in June, the first review of Afghanistan’s polio surveillance systems in six years left the program confident that these efforts have been successful.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 486.  Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 7 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 3, Chad – 18 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 189 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 8 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 3, Mozambique – 8 (2 in 2021), Niger – 11 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 37 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 4 (1 in 2021), Togo – 0, United States – 1, Yemen – 150 (69 in 2021).

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekAghanistan – 1 WPV1 Sample, Algeria – 2 cVDPV2 Samples,  D R Congo – 1 cVDPV1 Case + 6 cVDPV2 Cases, Niger – 1 cVDPV2 Case, Nigeria – 1 cVDPV2 Case.

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases -689 in 22 Countries.  

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,113 in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?

Martin Luther King, Jr

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 10/29/2022

0 new Polio cases were reported this week.
20 Wild Polio cases – 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 9/20/22.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
2 WPV1 and 0 cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 10/29/2022

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
2 Wild Polio case – 2022, (4 Wild Polio cases, 2021). The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 9/10/22.
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
1 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 36

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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