Children under 5 vaccinated with Novel Oral Polio Vaccine

Children under 5 vaccinated in Benin

May 28, 2022 | Polio Eradication Update

What is that Polio Picture? Children under 5 years are vaccinated with the new Novel Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2 (nOPV2) in the Lakeside city of Aguegue in Benin.   (Oueme Department) © WHO/Benin
In Pakistan, getting everything right that’s necessary to ensure all children get vaccinated has meant training 300,000 front line workers who walk from house to house to vaccinate over 43 million children under the age of five; creating detailed maps for those teams to use to ensure no child is missed; running public information campaigns to inform communities about the risks of polio and the benefits of vaccination; organizing security to protect all vaccinators; and building strong supply chains so vaccines are available across the country.
“In between vaccination drives, Pakistan’s polio surveillance workers are constantly hunting for signs of acute flaccid paralysis in children and testing the environment for the presence of the virus.  Pakistan currently has the largest environmental surveillance network in the world. From tiny villages to larger cities and urban areas, Pakistan’s system has the capacity to find the poliovirus wherever it exists.”
— from the May 24,2022 Gates Notes by Bill Gates


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 over $15 million was donated by Rotarians worldwide prior to April 30, 2022.  Ninety Disaster Response Grants totaling $2.4 Million have already been distributed.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 99.  Chad – 3 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 47 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Niger – 2 (17 in 2021), Nigeria – 24 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 17 (64 in 2021) .

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases -688 in 22 Countries.  

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekAfghanistan – 1 WPV1 Sample, Chad – 2 cVDPV2 Case, Djibouti – 2 cVDPV2 Sample, DR Congo – 10 cVDPV2 Case, Ghana -2 cVDPV2 Samples, Niger – 1 cVDPV2 Case + 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Nigeria – 1 cVDPV2  Sample, Pakistan – 1 WPV1 Case, Somalia – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Yemen – 12 cVDPV2 Case.

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,110 in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

PolioPlus is another example of a global project that has been engineered for impact. The fact that we have reduced Polio cases by 99.9% worldwide is a testament to your generous contributions, our strong partnerships through the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, and a vast network of volunteers who administer drops to children around the world.

John Germ – Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair

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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