February 21, 2021
Dr. Samreen Khalil, WHO Polio Eradication Officer in Pakistan.

Dr. Samreen Khalil, WHO Polio Eradication Officer in Pakistan

Feb 21, 2021 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

NO new Wild Polio cases reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows Dr. Samreen Khalil, WHO Polio Eradication Officer in Pakistan, as she collects a sample from Muhammad Shabir in order to perform tests for COVID-19.  Most of our Polio staff and volunteers are participating in Covid as well as Polio eradication activities.

 

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!

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 2 – Afghanistan – 0 (304 in 2020), Angola – 0 (3 in 2020),Benin – 0 (3 in 2020), Burkina Faso – 0 (59 in 2020), Cameroon – 0 (7 in 2020), CAR – 0 (4 in 2020), Chad – 0 (99 in 2020), China – 0 (0 In 2020), Congo – 0 (1 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire – 0 (72 in 2020), DRC – 0 (78 in 2020), Ethiopia – 0 (24 in 2020), Ghana – 0 (11 in 2020), Guinea – 0 (39 in 2020), Mali – 0 (36 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020), Myanmar – 0 (0 in 2020), Pakistan – 1 (135 in 2020), Papua New Guinea – 0 (0 in 2020).  Niger – 0 (8 in 2020), Nigeria – 0 (8 in 2020) Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Sierra Leone – 0 (3 in 2020), Somalia – 0 (13 in 2020), South Sudan – 0 (40 in 2020), Sudan – 0 (57 in 2020), Tajikistan – 1 (1 in 2020), Togo – 0 (9 in 2020), Yemen – 0 (30 in 2020), Zambia – 0 (0 in 2020).

A total of 1,016 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” – Alan K Simpson 

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
0 Wild Polio cases – 2021. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 11/23/20.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.  Four Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this past week.
1 Wild Polio case – 2021. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/19/21.
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020.  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 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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