No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 4 week since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case – on 5/16/23 in Afghanistan. 

What is that Polio Picture?

It takes a lot of effort to reach every child! Nearly 40 years ago, Rotary International embarked on an admirable journey – to rid the world of polio. Remarkable progress has been made since then as cases have drastically declined (by 99.9%), and the lessons learned from these successes are now being applied to strengthen the response to other public health emergencies, such as malaria. By leveraging longstanding relationships with community leaders and innovative tools used to fight polio, Rotary is showing the world that dreams to deliver healthier futures for children everywhere can be made a reality.
 
Did You Know?  67 million of the world’s children missed out entirely or partially on routine immunizations between 2019 and 2021.  “The State of the World’s Children 2023,” a report released by UNICEF in April, highlights the immense impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on childhood immunization. Between 2019 and 2021, the world lost more than 10 years of progress on routine immunizations. One in five children worldwide is now unvaccinated or undervaccinated.  This must stop!
A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 114 Benin – 2, Central African Republic – 7, Chad – 8, Cite d’ Ivoire – 1, DR Congo – 19, Indonesia – 3, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 9, Mali – 2, Mozambique – 3, Nigeria – 6, Somalia – 2.

New Polio Cases & Samples This Week –

    • Afghanistan: one WPV1 positive environmental sample
    • Pakistan: one WPV1 positive environmental sample
    • Côte d’Ivoire: one cVDPV2 case
    • DRC: 10 cVDPV1 and six cVDPV2 cases
    • Madagascar: two cVDPV1 positive environmental samples
    • Mali: two cVDPV2 cases
    • Nigeria: four cVDPV2 cases

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 909 Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 3, Benin – 11 (3 in 2021), Burundi – 1, Cameroon – 3 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 5, 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 – 15 (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

“Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.

— Danny Kaye (1911-1987), American actor 

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 6/17/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 2/20/23.
1 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
1 Wild Polio cases – 2023
20 Wild Polio cases – 2022
1 Wild Polio case – 2021
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 6/17/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 5/16/23.
1 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
4 Wild Polio cases – 2023
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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