Under the Moon

Under the Moon

What is that Polio Picture?  Under The Moon – Can you name the location of this picture and name all of the people in it?  

 
Did You Know?  That over 350,000,000 doses of the new Novel Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2 have been used in eighteen countries in an attempt to avoid or stop outbreaks of Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Type 2? 

Ukraine

Thanks to all of you who made a donation to The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund to support Ukraine.  Your funds will be used to help the over six million refugees fleeing their homes in Ukraine.  A total of over $15 million was donated by Rotarians worldwide prior to April 30, 2022.  Ninety Disaster Response Grants totaling $2.4 Million have already been distributed.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 136 Chad – 5 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 48 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 5 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Niger – 2 (17 in 2021), Nigeria – 26 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 40 (64 in 2021)

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekDjibouti – 2 cVDPV2 Samples, Egypt – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Eritrea – 1 cVDPV2 (2021) Case, Ghana – 2 cVDPV2 Samples, Madagascar – 4 cVDPV1 Cases, Nigeria – 2 cVDPV2 Cases + 5 Samples, Pakistan – 2 WPV1 Cases, Yemen – 28 cVPV2 Cases. 

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

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,110 in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

2 new Polio cases were reported this week.
8 Wild Polio cases - 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 5/1/22.
84 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
1 WPV1 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio case - 2022, (4 Wild Polio cases, 2021). The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/11/22.
56 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
0 WPV1 & 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

Yemen – Reported 28 new cVDPV2 cases this week.

Yemen – Reported 28 new cVDPV2 cases this week.

What is that Polio Picture?  Yemen – Reported 28 new cVDPV2 cases this week.  Almost two-thirds of the areas reporting the bulk of cVDPV2 cases have not implemented any type 2-containing polio vaccination campaign, underscoring the risk both to local children and to neighboring countries.  Intensive efforts are ongoing to access Yemen’s northern governorates with polio vaccine..

Ukraine

Thanks to all of you who made a donation to The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund to support Ukraine.  Your funds will be used to help the over six million refugees fleeing their homes in Ukraine.  A total of over $15 million was donated by Rotarians worldwide prior to April 30, 2022.  Ninety Disaster Response Grants totaling $2.4 Million have already been distributed.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 134 Chad – 3 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 48 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 5 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Niger – 2 (17 in 2021), Nigeria – 26 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 40 (64 in 2021)

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekDjibouti – 2 cVDPV2 Samples, Egypt – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Eritrea – 1 cVDPV2 (2021) Case, Ghana – 2 cVDPV2 Samples, Madagascar – 4 cVDPV1 Cases, Nigeria – 2 cVDPV2 Cases + 5 Samples, Pakistan – 2 WPV1 Cases, Yemen – 28 cVPV2 Cases. 

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

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,110 in 26 countries in 2020.

Thanks to All of the Volunteers at this week’s RI Convention!

Quote of the Day

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.

Elizabeth Andrew, writer

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

2 new Polio cases were reported this week.
8 Wild Polio cases - 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 5/1/22.
84 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
1 WPV1 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio case - 2022, (4 Wild Polio cases, 2021). The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/11/22.
56 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
0 WPV1 & 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

health leaders convening Urge end polio

health leaders convening Urge end polio

Rotarians from around the world are gathering this week in Houston, USA, for the annual Rotary International Convention. More than 1.2 million Rotary members around the world remain committed to the goal of polio eradication, raising awareness and critically-needed funds for the effort.

What is that Polio Picture?  May 2022, Geneva, Switzerland – Global public health leaders convening last month at the World Health Assembly called for urgent action to end polio once and for all before a unique window of opportunity closes for good.

Ukraine

Thanks to all of you who made a donation to The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund to support Ukraine.  Your funds will be used to help the over six million refugees fleeing their homes in Ukraine.  A total of over $15 million was donated by Rotarians worldwide prior to April 30, 2022.  Ninety Disaster Response Grants totaling $2.4 Million have already been distributed.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 100. Chad – 3 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 48 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Niger – 2 (17 in 2021), Nigeria – 24 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 17 (64 in 2021).

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekDR Congo – 1 cVDPV2 Case, Pakistan – 3 WPV1 Casea + 1 WPV1 Sample. 

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases -688 in 22 Countries.  

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,110 in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

2 new Polio cases were reported this week.
8 Wild Polio cases - 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 5/1/22.
84 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
1 WPV1 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio case - 2022, (4 Wild Polio cases, 2021). The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/11/22.
56 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
0 WPV1 & 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

Children under 5 vaccinated in Benin

Children under 5 vaccinated in Benin

What is that Polio Picture? Children under 5 years are vaccinated with the new Novel Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2 (nOPV2) in the Lakeside city of Aguegue in Benin.   (Oueme Department) © WHO/Benin
In Pakistan, getting everything right that’s necessary to ensure all children get vaccinated has meant training 300,000 front line workers who walk from house to house to vaccinate over 43 million children under the age of five; creating detailed maps for those teams to use to ensure no child is missed; running public information campaigns to inform communities about the risks of polio and the benefits of vaccination; organizing security to protect all vaccinators; and building strong supply chains so vaccines are available across the country.
“In between vaccination drives, Pakistan’s polio surveillance workers are constantly hunting for signs of acute flaccid paralysis in children and testing the environment for the presence of the virus.  Pakistan currently has the largest environmental surveillance network in the world. From tiny villages to larger cities and urban areas, Pakistan’s system has the capacity to find the poliovirus wherever it exists.”
— from the May 24,2022 Gates Notes by Bill Gates

Ukraine

Thanks to all of you who made a donation to The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund to support Ukraine.  Your funds will be used to help the over six million refugees fleeing their homes in Ukraine.  A total of over $15 million was donated by Rotarians worldwide prior to April 30, 2022.  Ninety Disaster Response Grants totaling $2.4 Million have already been distributed.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 99.  Chad – 3 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 47 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Niger – 2 (17 in 2021), Nigeria – 24 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 17 (64 in 2021) .

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases -688 in 22 Countries.  

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekAfghanistan – 1 WPV1 Sample, Chad – 2 cVDPV2 Case, Djibouti – 2 cVDPV2 Sample, DR Congo – 10 cVDPV2 Case, Ghana -2 cVDPV2 Samples, Niger – 1 cVDPV2 Case + 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Nigeria – 1 cVDPV2  Sample, Pakistan – 1 WPV1 Case, Somalia – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Yemen – 12 cVDPV2 Case.

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,110 in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

PolioPlus is another example of a global project that has been engineered for impact. The fact that we have reduced Polio cases by 99.9% worldwide is a testament to your generous contributions, our strong partnerships through the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, and a vast network of volunteers who administer drops to children around the world.

John Germ – Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

2 new Polio cases were reported this week.
8 Wild Polio cases - 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 5/1/22.
84 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
1 WPV1 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio case - 2022, (4 Wild Polio cases, 2021). The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/11/22.
56 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
0 WPV1 & 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

Palestinian Ministry of Health launch  vaccination campaign

Palestinian Ministry of Health launch vaccination campaign

On Monday, May 16, the Palestinian Ministry of Health launched round one of a polio vaccination campaign targeting all children under age five in the cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
 
Mozambique – a new Wild Polio Type 1 Case was reported in Mozambique this week.  The genetics of this virus has been linked to the previous WPV1 case in Malawi.
 
Ride To End Polio – Registration is now open for the 2022 Michael J. Harris Memorial District 5500 Ride to End Polio. You will find the registration forms here.

Ukraine

Thanks to all of you who made a donation to The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund to support Ukraine.  Your funds will be used to help the over six million refugees fleeing their homes in Ukraine.  A total of over $15 million was donated by Rotarians worldwide prior to April 30, 2022.  Ninety Disaster Response Grants totaling $2.4 Million have already been distributed.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 74.  Chad – 1 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 37 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Niger – 1 (17 in 2021), Nigeria – 24 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 5 (64 in 2021) .

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases -688 in 22 Countries.  2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,110 in 26 Countries

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekChad – 1 cVDPV2 Case, Mozambique – 1 WPV1 Case + 3 cVDPV2 Samples, Niger – 1 cVDPV2 Case + 2 cVDPV2 Samples, Nigeria – 3 cVDPV2 Cases + 5 Samples, Togo – 1 cVDPV2 Case.  

A total of 1,110 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

t’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice

— Kermit the Frog, [Jim Henson] from the Muppets

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

2 new Polio cases were reported this week.
8 Wild Polio cases - 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 5/1/22.
84 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
1 WPV1 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio case - 2022, (4 Wild Polio cases, 2021). The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/11/22.
56 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
0 WPV1 & 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