November 20, 2020
Female Polio Vaccinators receiving their Covid temperature

Female Polio Vaccinators receiving their Covid temperature

Nov 20, 2020 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

Two new Wild Polio cases reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture?  This picture shows a group of our amazing Female Polio Vaccinators receiving their Covid temperature checks before heading out on a Polio immunization campaign in Karachi, Pakistan.

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:  This year, Rotary Clubs registered Over 6,500 World Polio Day events and the amount that was given online on World Polio Day was more than double the amount given on that day last year.  Congratulation to all of you who participated.  But be aware that worldwide Polio donations are about $1 mil under last year, so far.

We just received notice that the Emergency early use license for the new Novel Type 2 Oral Polio Vaccine has been approved.  The new vaccine will be launched soon and we believe it will greatly assist in the fight against the Circulating Vaccine Type 2 Derived Polio outbreaks when it is widely distributed!  

November 19 was World Toilet Day – Be thankful if you have one and consider a new Sanitation project for areas of the world that are in need of more of them! 

Now that we are down to the Final Two Polio Endemic Countries – I will be listing Sixteen Reasons We need to End Polio in Pakistan (from Dawn.com):  # 12. Timely immunizations can decrease the number of disabled people in Pakistan.  In Pakistan, resources and care systems for people with special needs are in scarce supply.  An increase in the number of dependent people will burden the system to an even grater extent.

Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – Afghanistan – 136 (0 in 2019), Papua New Guinea – 0 (0 in 2019).  Somalia – 27 (3 in 2019), South Sudan – 15 (0 in 2019), Sudan – 44, 672  Vaccine Derived Polio Cases reported in 2020Angola – 3 (129 in 2019),Benin – 1 (8 in 2019), Burkina Faso – 45 (1 in 2019), Cameroon – 7 (0 in 2019), CAR – 3 (21 in 2019),Chad – 80 ((10 in 2019),China – 0 (1 In 2019), Congo – 1,    Cote d’ Ivoire – 52 (0 in 2019),DRC – 63 (86 in 2019),Ethiopia – 21 (11 in 2019),Ghana – 11 (18 in 2019), Guinea – 29 (0 in 2019), Mali – 26, Malaysia – 1 (3 in 2019), Myanmar – 0 (6 in 2019),  Niger – 8 (1 in 2019),Nigeria – 4 (18 in 2019),Pakistan – 83 (22 in 2019),Philippines – 1 (16 in 2019),Togo – 9 (8 in 2019), Yemen – 16, Zambia – 0 (2 in 2019),

361 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2019.

Quote of the Day

“I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking.  I consider chaos a gift.”  –  Septima Clark

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

 

Pakistan

 

 

1 new Polio cases reported this week.
81 Wild Polio cases – 2020. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 10/16/20.
147 Wild Polio cases – 2019. Three Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

1 new Polio cases reported this past week.
54 Wild Polio cases – 2020. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 9/26/20.
29 Wild Polio cases – 2019.  One Polio-Positive Environmental Sample was 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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