December 18, 2020
child receiving their Polio immunization in Yemen

Child receiving Polio immunization in Yemen

Dec 18, 2020 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture?  Today’s Polio picture shows a child receiving their Polio immunization in Yemen.

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: 

For the 13th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.  The Foundation earned the recognition for adhering to sector best practices and executing its mission in a financially efficient way, demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only one percent of the organizations Charity Navigator evaluates have received 13 consecutive 4-star evaluations.
 
With the eradication of wild Polio from the African region, five of WHO’s six regions, representing more than 90% of the world’s population, are now free of the disease.
 

Now that we are down to the final two Wild Polio Endemic countries, I will be listing the 16 reasons we need to End Polio in Pakistan (from Dawn.com):  #16 – Polio case numbers have been increasing in Pakistan.  The number of new cases is a cause for concern.  If even one child is infected, at least 200 others face the risk of contracting the Poliovirus from them. 

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 841Afghanistan – 214 (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 – 4 (21 in 2019),Chad – 91 ((10 in 2019),China – 0 (1 In 2019), Congo – 1,    Cote d’ Ivoire – 68 (0 in 2019),DRC – 70 (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 – 110 (22 in 2019), Papua New Guinea – 0 (0 in 2019).  Niger – 8 (1 in 2019), Nigeria – 6 (18 in 2019) Philippines – 1 (16 in 2019), Somalia – 13 (3 in 2019), South Sudan – 28 (0 in 2019), Sudan – 48,  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

The world cares very little what you or I know, but it does care a great deal about what you or I do.”  –  Booker T Washington 

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

 

Pakistan

 

 

0 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. Three 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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