September 09, 2022
Literacy Helps Polio Eradication

Literacy helps polio eradication

Sep 9, 2022 | Polio Eradication Update

What is that Polio Picture? Literacy Helps Polio Eradication.  I’m a volunteer for a large Books For The World literacy project led by our District 5890 Rotary Club of Seabrook.  We have shipped over 400 – 40′ containers of children’s, Library, and text books to Rotary Club led literacy projects in Africa and around the world since 2000.  After the books are distributed, the shipping containers are used as health clinics, school rooms, stores for people with disabilities, and even as Polio immunization clinics.  The one shown here is on the Pakistan – Afghanistan border.

– Terry Ziegler   

  • Pakistan floodsWHO EMRO has released US$4 million in emergency funding for Pakistan, while polio teams are supporting disease surveillance for other diseases during the flood emergency.  Dr Hamid Jafari, WHO EMRO Director for Polio Eradication, said via his Twitter account:  “Heartbreaking sights from Pakistan, as the damage to the lives, livelihoods and health of people requires all of us to come together and provide support.  WHO has been activated to provide emergency support to the Government of Pakistan with medical supplies and expertise, and of course our polio workforce is assisting efforts.”
 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 342  Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 4 (3 in 2021), Chad – 18 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 82 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 8 (13 in 2021), Mozambique – 4 (2 in 2021), Niger – 10 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 33 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 3 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 120 (69 in 2021).

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekBenin – 2 cVDPV2 Cases, Chad – 4 cVDPV2 Cases, D R Congo – 9 cVDPV2 Cases, Ghana – 3 cVDPV2 Samples, Pakistan – 3 WPV1 Cases + 4 Samples, Yemen – 28 cVDPV2 Cases.

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

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.

Frederick Douglass

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:




as of 9/9/2022

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




as of 9/9/2022

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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