Children in Karachi, Pakistan wait their turn for polio vaccine

Children in Karachi wait for polio vaccine

May 14, 2022 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows A health worker administers the oral polio vaccine to a young girl as other children wait for their turn at a school in Karachi, Pakistan, where a case of wild polio was reported for the first time in 15 months in April.  © Rizwan Tabassum /AFP via Getty Images

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.

Intensive efforts are underway to access Yemen’s northern governorates with Oral Polio vaccine, but until that happens, the outbreak’s upward trajectory is expected to remain high. An additional 257 AFP specimens are awaiting shipping for testing.


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 $14.1 Million was donated by Rotarians worldwide prior to April 30, 2022.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 68. DR Congo – 37 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Nigeria – 21 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), 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 WeekDjibouti – 5 cVDPV2 Samples, DR Congo – 11 cVDPV2 Cases, Mozambique – 1 cVDPV2 Case, Nigeria – 1 cVDPV2 Case and 1 Sample, Yemen – 6 cVDPV2 Samples. 

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

Quote of the Day

It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.”

Apache proverb

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:




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.




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

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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