November 06, 2020
Child being vaccinated in Afghanistan

Child being vaccinated in Afghanistan

Nov 6, 2020 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,


oNE new Wild Polio cases reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture?  This picture shows a child being vaccinated in Afghanistan – one of the last strongholds of Wild Polio. Polio vaccinations there are being provided on a very limited basis. We look forward to more complete vaccination campaigns ahead.

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!

Now that we are down to the Final Two Polio Endemic Countries – I will be listing Sixteen Reasons We need to End Polio in Pakistan (from # 10. Anti-Polio campaigns are an investment in our future.  It is estimated that if Polio is not eradicated soon, we could see a resurgence of as many as 200,000 paralyzed children each year. This number would be an immense burden on the economies of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other Polio suffering countries.

Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 636  Vaccine Derived Polio Cases reported in 2020:  Afghanistan – 121 (0 in 2019), Angola – 3 (129 in 2019), Benin – 1 (8 in 2019), Burkina Faso – 40 (1 in 2019), Cameroon – 7 (0 in 2019), CAR – 3 (21 in 2019),Chad – 79 ((10 in 2019),China – 0 (1 In 2019), Congo – 1,    Cote d’ Ivoire – 52 (0 in 2019),DRC – 60 (86 in 2019),Ethiopia – 21 (11 in 2019),Ghana – 11 (18 in 2019), Guinea – 29 (0 in 2019), Mali – 26, Malaysia – 1 (3 in 2019), Myanmar – 0 (6 in 2019),  Niger – 8 (1 in 2019),Nigeria – 3 (18 in 2019),Pakistan – 64 (22 in 2019), Papua New Guinea – 0 (0 in 2019). Philippines – 1 (16 in 2019),  Somalia – 9 (3 in 2019), South Sudan – 15 (0 in 2019), Sudan – 39, Togo – 9 (8 in 2019), Yemen – 16, Zambia – 0 (2 in 2019).

361 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2019.

Quote of the Day

“I expect one of the prices we pay for democracy is there are going to be differences. We pay a price but we get something very important in return.” Robert F Kennedy

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:





1 new Polio cases reported this week.
80 Wild Polio cases – 2020. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 10/08/20.
147 Wild Polio cases – 2019. One Polio-Positive Environmental Sample was reported this week in Pakistan.




0 new Polio cases reported this past week.
53 Wild Polio cases – 2020. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 9/13/20.
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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