No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 9 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case – on 2/20/23 in Pakistan. 

What is that Polio Picture?  Pakistan’s polio program has launched a novel initiative to reach children of nomadic families with polio and essential vaccines so that they are no longer left behind.

Novel Type 2 Oral Polio Vaccine – Approximately 595 million doses of nOPV2 have been administered across 28 countries under its WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) to date. An additional 14 countries have met the requirements for nOPV2 use in the event of an outbreak. Take a look at the nOPV2 webpage or more information on the vaccine.

Bill Gates welcomes incoming Rotary leadership – See this Polio Video Message from Bill Gates – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdpzl6PtZys

Attending the Rotary Convention in Melbourne? You are invited to the PolioPlus breakout session “Delivering on the Dream of a Polio-free World,” scheduled for May 31, from 9:00-10:00 AM. Come to this session, moderated by International PolioPlus Committee Chair Michael McGovern, to hear a global update on the status of polio eradication efforts from WHO Polio Eradication Director Aidan O’Leary and remarks from Past RI President John Germ, RI Director Jessie Harman, and Rotary Foundation Trustee and National PolioPlus Committee Chair in Pakistan Aziz Memon.

Bill Gates welcomes incoming Rotary leadership – Watch this Polio Video Message from Bill Gates.

Attending the Rotary Convention in Melbourne? You are invited to the PolioPlus breakout session “Delivering on the Dream of a Polio-free World,” scheduled for May 31, from 9:00-10:00 AM. Come to this session, moderated by International PolioPlus Committee Chair Michael McGovern, to hear a global update on the status of polio eradication efforts from WHO Polio Eradication Director Aidan O’Leary and remarks from Past RI President John Germ, RI Director Jessie Harman, and Rotary Foundation Trustee and National PolioPlus Committee Chair in Pakistan Aziz Memon.

A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 61 Benin – 2, Central African Republic – 5, Chad – 5, DR Congo – 31, Indonesia – 3, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 9, Mozambique – 3, Nigeria – 1, Somalia – 1.

New Polio Cases & Samples This Week – DR Congo – 15 cVDPV1 Cases + 21 cVDPV2 Cases, Madagascar – 4 cVDPV1 Cases.

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 906 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 – 504 (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

“Our deepest fear isn’t inadequacy. It’s that we’re powerful beyond measure.

— Marianne WIlliamson, American author, spiritual leader and Democrat Presidential Candidate 

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 4/29/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 2/20/23.
0 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 4/29/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 8/29/22.
0 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
0 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

Related Articles

Dedicated to saving lives

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 9 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case - on 7/20/23 in Pakistan. Intensified efforts continue to be implemented in Pakistan, particularly in the southern area of Khyber...

read more

Get ready for World Polio Day 2023

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 8 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case - on 7/20/23 in Pakistan. Intensified efforts continue to be implemented in Pakistan, particularly in the southern area of Khyber...

read more