February 12, 2021
Friendship Gate - a border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan

Friendship Gate Border crossing between Afghanistan & Pakistan

Feb 12, 2021 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

NO new Wild Polio cases reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture?  Today’s Polio picture shows the Friendship Gate – a border crossing between Afghanistan and Pakistan where goods, livestock, and sometimes, the Poliovirus, passes from one country to another.  Both countries are working together to make sure everyone passing through the Gate is immunized.

Progress! 

Rotary and our Global Polio Eradication Initiative partners are working to deploy a new polio vaccine – novel oral polio vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) – to better assist the countries fighting circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus outbreaks. We look forward to sharing more information on this innovative new tool when it is deployed in the very near future.

 

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 – 1 – Afghanistan – 0 (303 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 (71 in 2020), DRC – 0 (76 in 2020), Ethiopia – 0 (21 in 2020), Ghana – 0 (11 in 2020), Guinea – 0 (39 in 2020), Mali – 0 (35 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 (56 in 2020), Tajikistan – 0 (1 in 2020), Togo – 0 (9 in 2020), Yemen – 0 (30 in 2020), Zambia – 0 (0 in 2020).

1007 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“The best way to honor our front line health workers is to ensure that we finish the job and build a better future for all of our children and future generations.” – Saira Afzal Tarar. Pakistan’s National Health Services Minister 

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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