December 28, 2020
Children show their inked fingers after being vaccinated against polio in Afghanistan

Children show their inked fingers after vaccination against polio

Dec 28, 2020 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture?  twin brothers, Habib-u Rahman and Hamid-u Rahman, and their niece, show their inked fingers after being vaccinated against polio in Botawar village, Rukha District of Panjshir province, during the November 2020 campaign in Afghanistan.

Click on the link below to see – A Tale Of Two Crises And The Solutions That Bind Them: Wild Polio And COVID-19 – an interview with Rotarian, Polio Survivor, and Global Health Advocate, Ramesh Ferris.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/globalcitizen/2020/12/10/a-tale-of-two-crisis-and-the-solutions-that-bind-them-wild-polio-and-covid-19/?sh=db7dc86638ce

Happy New Year To You All! – As we close out a year marked by COVID-19, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is reflecting upon both the immense challenges faced and the incredible ways that the polio program has stepped up in 2020. From supporting pandemic response efforts and relaunching polio vaccination campaigns to kicks tarting new initiatives like the emergency call to action, the program continues to work to overcome obstacles. Looking to 2021, the GPEI is delighted to welcome a new Director of Polio Eradication at the WHO, Mr Aidan O’Leary. Next year will also bring new efforts to help us reach a polio-free world, including rolling out novel oral polio vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) to help fight cVDPV2 and redoubling outbreak response efforts to tackle poliovirus spread.

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:

The World Health Organization thanks the United Kingdom for agreeing a £30 million increase to the first payment of their 2019 – 2023 pledge, meaning that the total amount released for polio eradication activities is £70 million.

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 870Afghanistan – 214 (0 in 2019), ,Angola – 3 (129 in 2019),Benin – 1 (8 in 2019), Burkina Faso – 56 (1 in 2019), Cameroon – 7 (0 in 2019), CAR – 4 (21 in 2019),Chad – 93 ((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 – 38 (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 amount of money we receive will always be in direct ratio to the demand for what we do, our ability to do it, and the difficulty in replacing us.”  –  Earl Nightingale

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

 

Pakistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
83 Wild Polio cases – 2020. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 11/14/20.
147 Wild Polio cases – 2019. No 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.  Two 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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