June 04, 2022
public health leaders convening at World Health Assembly urge end to polio

health leaders convening Urge end polio

Jun 4, 2022 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

Rotarians from around the world are gathering this week in Houston, USA, for the annual Rotary International Convention. More than 1.2 million Rotary members around the world remain committed to the goal of polio eradication, raising awareness and critically-needed funds for the effort.

What is that Polio Picture?  May 2022, Geneva, Switzerland – Global public health leaders convening last month at the World Health Assembly called for urgent action to end polio once and for all before a unique window of opportunity closes for good.

Ukraine

Thanks to all of you who made a donation to The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund to support Ukraine.  Your funds will be used to help the over six million refugees fleeing their homes in Ukraine.  A total of over $15 million was donated by Rotarians worldwide prior to April 30, 2022.  Ninety Disaster Response Grants totaling $2.4 Million have already been distributed.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 100. Chad – 3 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 48 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Niger – 2 (17 in 2021), Nigeria – 24 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 17 (64 in 2021).

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekDR Congo – 1 cVDPV2 Case, Pakistan – 3 WPV1 Casea + 1 WPV1 Sample. 

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases -688 in 22 Countries.  

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,110 in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mahatma Gandhi

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

2 new Polio cases were reported this week.
8 Wild Polio cases - 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 5/1/22.
84 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
1 WPV1 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio case - 2022, (4 Wild Polio cases, 2021). The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/11/22.
56 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
0 WPV1 & CVDPV2-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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