One new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 4 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case – on 10/1/23 in Pakistan. 

Congratulations!

To each of you who led World Polio Day fundraising, advocacy, and education campaigns.

To mark this year’s World Polio Day on 24 October, supporters from over 30 countries, across every region of the world, joined the Make Polio History campaign to tell global partners, donors, and polio-affected country governments that eradication is possible and urgently needed.

Each donation made to Rotary’s End Polio Now effort is matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to maximise its effect. As such, if you give US$10 to the effort, as an example, the amount becomes US$30, and with that, 60 children will be vaccinated in the remaining affected countries. Thank you for everything that you do! We wish you a very successful World Polio Day!

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Charity Navigator rewards the Rotary Foundation with their top – Four Star Rating for the 15th year in a row!

No wonder that The Rotary Foundation remains the first choice charity for people all over the globe. Our contributions to The Rotary Foundation in the last Rotary year totaled more than US$427 million. These have helped fund more than 1,100 global grants, 470 district grants, and 310 disaster response grants. Our communities and the citizens of the world are benefiting through sustainable, life-changing projects. Continued contributions in this Rotary year will help us continue to “Create Hope in the World.”

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A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 331 Benin – 3, Burkina Faso – 2, Burundi – 1, Central African Republic – 12, Chad – 37, Cote d’ Ivoire – 5, DR Congo – 178, Guinea – 7, Indonesia – 3, Israel – 1, Kenya – 6, Madagascar – 23, Mali – 9, Mozambique – 3, Nigeria – 26, Somalia – 3, Tanzania – 2, Yemen – 3, Zambia – 1.

New Polio Cases & Samples This Week –

  • Pakistan: one WPV1 case and 17 positive environmental samples
  • DR Congo: two cVDPV1 cases
  • Egypt: three cVDPV2-positive environmental samples
  • Kenya: one cVDPV2 case
  • Madagascar: six cVDPV1 cases and three positive environmental samples
  • Zimbabwe: four cVDPV2-positive environmental samples

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 912 Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 3, Benin – 11 (3 in 2021), Burundi – 1, Cameroon – 3 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 6, Chad -44 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 507 (28 in 2021), Republic of Congo – 1, Eritrea – 1, Ethiopia – 1, Ghana – 3, Indonesia – 1, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 14 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 4, Mali – 2, Mozambique – 22 (2 in 2021), Niger – 16 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 48 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 5 (1 in 2021), Sudan – 1, Togo – 2, United States – 1, Yemen – 162 (69 in 2021).

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases -689 in 22 Countries.  

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,113 in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.”

— Abraham Lincoln

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 10/28/2023

1 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 10/1/23.
17 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
4 Wild Polio cases – 2023
20 Wild Polio cases – 2022
1 Wild Polio case – 2021
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 10/28/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 9/24/23.
WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
6 Wild Polio cases – 2023 (all from Nangarhar Province)
2 Wild Polio case – 2022
4 Wild Polio cases – 2021
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Polio Update Newsletter Editor 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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