Another Purple Pinkie – Another child saved!

Another Purple Pinkie – Another child saved!

What is that Polio Picture? Another Purple Pinkie – Another child saved!

Salk’s inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) entered human trials and was approved first. But it was Sabin’s oral polio vaccine (OPV) that became the global workhorse in polio eradication efforts and has been largely responsible for driving polio to the brink of extinction. However, polio isn’t gone, and the combination of COVID-19, ongoing conflict and political turmoil, has given polio the space it needed to fight back. Now, as polio eradication approaches its endgame, it is a combination of Salk’s and Sabin’s approaches that experts are hoping will prove to be humanity’s winning hand.
 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 556.  Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 7 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 3, Chad – 18 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 235 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 10 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 3, Mozambique – 16 (2 in 2021), Niger – 11 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 38 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 4 (1 in 2021), Togo – 0, United States – 1, Yemen – 154 (69 in 2021).

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekAfghanistan – 2 WPV1 Samples, D R Congo – 6 cVDPV1 Cases + 17 cVDPV2 Cases, Nigeria – 3 cVDPV2 Samples, Yemen – 4 cVDPV2 Cases.

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

You should always believe you’re going to win.  The moment you show up and feel like you’re going to lose, you are going to lose.

Usain Bolt, Gold Medal Sprinter, 1986-

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 11/19/2022

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.
1 WPV1 and 0 cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 11/19/2022

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.
2 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

2022 Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication

2022 Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication

What is that Polio Picture? 

Last month, over 3 000 leading scientists, physicians, and global health experts from over 115 countries launched the 2022 Scientific Declaration on Polio Eradication. The Scientific Declaration has re-energized the global community, sending a powerful message that eradication is still feasible and is needed now.
 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 556.  Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 7 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 3, Chad – 18 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 212 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 10 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 3, Mozambique – 16 (2 in 2021), Niger – 11 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 38 (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 WeekAfghanistan – 2 WPV1 Samples, D R Congo – 5 cVDPV1 Cases + 8 cVDPV2 Cases, Mozambique – 3 cVDPV1 Cases, Zambia – 1 cVDPV2 Sample.

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

”Look well into thy self; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.

—Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 11/12/2022

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.
0 WPV1 and 0 cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 11/12/2022

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.
2 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

What does $2.6 Billion look like?

What does $2.6 Billion look like?

What is that Polio Picture?  What does $2.6 Billion look like?

At a challenging time for countries around the world, governments and partners have stepped forward to demonstrate their collective resolve to eradicate the second human disease ever.  Global leaders commit US$ 2.6 billion at World Health Summit to end polio. More than 3000 scientists and health experts from 115 countries urge the world to fully fund eradication strategy following resurgence of disease. In addition to existing pledges, new commitments to the 2022-2026 Strategy this fall include:

Australia pledged AU $43.55 million
France pledged €50 million
Germany pledged €72 million
Japan pledged US $11 million
Republic of Korea pledged KRW 4.5 billion
Luxembourg pledged €1.7 million
Malta pledged €30,000
Monaco pledged €450,000
Spain pledged €100,000

Türkiye pledged US $20,000
United States pledged US $114 million
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged US $1.2 billion
Bloomberg Philanthropies pledged US $50 million
Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America pledged US $1.8 million
Latter-day Saint Charities pledged US $400,000
Rotary International pledged US $150 million
UNICEF pledged US $5 million

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 513. Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 7 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 3, Chad – 18 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 199 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 10 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 3, Mozambique – 13 (2 in 2021), Niger – 11 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 38 (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 WeekMozambique – 1 WPV1 Case, Botwana – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Central African Republic – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, D R Congo – 7 cVDPV1 Cases + 3 cVDPV2 Cases, Madagascar – 2 cVDPV1 Cases, 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

We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time

Vince Lombardi, NFL Coach & Executive

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 11/5/2022

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.
1 WPV1 and 0 cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 11/5/2022

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.
0 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

Afghanistan makes progress in polio eradication

Afghanistan makes progress in polio eradication

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

World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond

World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond

What is that Polio Picture? We’re at an urgent point in our work to achieve a polio-free world and to adapt the lessons learned to improve health systems worldwide. Learn about the state of polio eradication and its broader relevance to global health with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization director-general, Jennifer Jones, president, Rotary International 2022-23, and other key global health leaders on 21-22 October.

We invite you to attend this important livestreamed event, World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond: A healthier future for mothers and children. The conference will also feature: 

  • Regional breakout sessions highlighting Rotary maternal and child health projects 
  • Discussions on community-based solutions to improve global health  
  • A UNICEF session on the power of vaccines 
  • Highlights on Rotary’s Programs of Scale for malaria and maternal-child health 


At a time when some 830 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes each day and 7,000 newborn babies die daily, we must focus on the “Beyond.” Building on the investments already made in polio eradication will bring much value to a wide range of health initiatives, particularly immunizations and the health of mothers and children.   

We hope you’ll take advantage of this free live streamed conference focused on creating healthier futures for Mothers and Children. Registration for the event is not required. Visit the World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond website to learn more about the event programming and save the dates to your calendar, so you don’t miss this important event.  

 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 – 182 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 8 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 3, Mozambique – 8 (2 in 2021), Niger – 10 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 36 (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 WeekBenin – 1 cVDPV2 Case, D R Congo – 18 cVDPV1 Cases + 17 cVDPV2 Cases, Malawi – 1 cVDPV1 Case, Niger – 2 cVDPV2 Samples, Pakistan – 2 cVDPV1 Samples, Senegal – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Togo – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Yemen – 5 cVDPV2 Cases.

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

We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us (such as global polio eradication) that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are (99.9% polio case reduction & 20 million children spared the paralysis of polio since 1988).

Bill Watterson – with Polio facts by Terry Ziegler

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 10/22/2022

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 10/22/2022

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.
0 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