One new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 2 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case – on 10/1/23 in Pakistan. 

What is that Polio Picture? European leaders pledge €500 million to deliver a healthier, polio-free world – In Brussels this week, the European Commission (EC), the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), along with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced a new financing partnership of over €1 billion to advance polio eradication efforts and strengthen healthcare systems. This partnership will provide €500 million in new funding to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) – specifically to its implementing partners, WHO and UNICEF – and €500 million to programmes that expand innovation and research capacity in low- and middle-income countries.  Read the full story at https://polioeradication.org/

In the lead-up to World Polio Day on 24 October, GPEI has launched a Make Polio History campaign to rally existing and new supporters of polio eradication from all over the world to champion the cause. We need your help! Add your voice in support of eradication by visiting the campaign website and taking action. https://makepoliohistory.org/

This year, each Rotarian is encouraged to make a personal donation (of a size dictated by their financial situation) to the PolioPlus Fund by World Polio Day. I made mine last week and am encouraging each of my club members to join me! And Club leaders are urged to make sure each donation is recognized as Paul Harris or Major Donor credit.

What can you do to Support World Polio Day?

  1. Register your club’s World Polio Day action by 24 October.
  2. Share the “Make Polio History” video on your social media.
  3. Visit the World Polio Day Resources webpage and find content you can share.
  4. Pitch a story about World Polio Day and your club’s contributions to eradicating polio to a local media outlet.
  5. Learn about the two vaccines used to stop polio transmission — inactivated polio vaccine and oral polio vaccine.
  6. DONATE – Make a personal donation to the END POLIO NOW effort.
A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 310 Benin – 3, Burkina Faso – 2, Burundi – 1, Central African Republic – 11, Chad – 37, Cote d’ Ivoire – 4, DR Congo – 175, Guinea – 7, Indonesia – 3, Israel – 1, Kenya – 5, Madagascar – 17, Mali – 8, Mozambique – 3, Nigeria – 26, Somalia – 3, Tanzania – 2, Yemen – 2, Zambia – 1.

New Polio Cases & Samples This Week –

  • Afghanistan: six WPV1-positive environmental samples
  • Pakistan: one WPV1 case and four WPV1-positive environmental samples
  • Algeria: one cVDPV2-positive environmental sample
  • Cameroon: one cVDPV2-positive environmental sample
  • Chad: one cVDPV2 case
  • DR Congo: 12 cVDPV1 cases, seven cVDPV2 cases and six cVDPV2-positive environmental samples
  • Guinea: two cVDPV2 cases and one cVDPV2-positive environmental sample
  • Nigeria: two cVDPV2 cases and five cVDPV2-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

“Rotary is the organization that had the audacity to take on a global effort to protect children everywhere from disability or even death due to Polio. We must have the tenacity to see it to the finish line.”

— Barry Rassin, Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 10/14/2023

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

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 10/14/2023

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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