December 04, 2020
a child being vaccinated in Somalia where immunization campaigns

Child being vaccinated in Somalia immunization campaigns underway

Dec 4, 2020 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

oNE new Wild Polio cases reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture?  Today’s picture shows a child being vaccinated in Somalia where immunization campaigns are underway to insure that Somalia remains Wild Polio-free.

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!

The Polio Good News:  This year, Rotary Clubs registered Over 6,500 World Polio Day events and the amount that was given online on World Polio Day was more than double the amount given on that day last year.  Congratulation to all of you who participated.  But be aware that worldwide Polio donations are about $1 mil under last year, so far.

We just received notice that the Emergency early use license for the new Novel Type 2 Oral Polio Vaccine has been approved.  The new vaccine will be launched soon and we believe it will greatly assist in the fight against the Circulating Vaccine Type 2 Derived Polio outbreaks when it is widely distributed!  

November 19 was World Toilet Day – Be thankful if you have one and consider a new Sanitation project for areas of the world that are in need of more of them! 

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 Dawn.com):  # 12. Timely immunizations can decrease the number of disabled people in Pakistan.  In Pakistan, resources and care systems for people with special needs are in scarce supply.  An increase in the number of dependent people will burden the system to an even grater extent.

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 756Afghanistan – 160 (0 in 2019), ,Angola – 3 (129 in 2019),Benin – 1 (8 in 2019), Burkina Faso – 49 (1 in 2019), Cameroon – 7 (0 in 2019), CAR – 3 (21 in 2019),Chad – 80 ((10 in 2019),China – 0 (1 In 2019), Congo – 1,    Cote d’ Ivoire – 68 (0 in 2019),DRC – 68 (86 in 2019),Ethiopia – 21 (11 in 2019),Ghana – 11 (18 in 2019), Guinea – 29 (0 in 2019), Mali – 28, Malaysia – 1 (3 in 2019), Myanmar – 0 (6 in 2019),  Pakistan – 104 (22 in 2019), Papua New Guinea – 0 (0 in 2019).  Niger – 8 (1 in 2019),Nigeria – 4 (18 in 2019) Philippines – 1 (16 in 2019), Somalia – 28 (3 in 2019), South Sudan – 22 (0 in 2019), Sudan – 46,  Yemen – 19, Togo – 9 (8 in 2019),Zambia – 0 (2 in 2019).

361 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2019.

Quote of the Day

Leaders inspire themselves and others to do, be, give, and become more than they ever thought possible..”  –  Tony Robbins

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

 

Pakistan

 

 

1 new Polio cases reported this week.
82 Wild Polio cases – 2020. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 10/22/20.
147 Wild Polio cases – 2019. Thirteen 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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