Polio Eradication Update

by Jan 4, 2021

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

Polio Eradication Update

For The Week January 2, 2021 Polio Eradication Update
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Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
20,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

Total Cases YTD '20 LY '19 2018 2017 2016
Globally in endemic countries

139

176

33

22

37

Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 0, Afghanistan 0

2020 Wild Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2019 Totals) Endemic Countries – 83 Pakistan (2019-147), 56 Afghanistan (2019-29)

Terry Ziegler, bigzlumber@aol.com District 5890 Polio Eradication Chair & Zone 21B/27 ARRFC

Vaccinated children in Herat City, Afghanistan

Vaccinated children in Herat City, Afghanistan

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,   No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.What is that Polio Picture?  In this picture, Aynaz, three years old is vaccinated in Herat City, Herat Province. ©Ramin Afshar/WHO Afghanistan A Win Against Polio...

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Child receiving Polio immunization in Yemen

Child receiving Polio immunization in Yemen

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,   No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.What is that Polio Picture?  Today's Polio picture shows a child receiving their Polio immunization in Yemen. A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health! How...

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Child’s finger marked to indicate being

Child’s finger marked to indicate being

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,   No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.What is that Polio Picture?  This Polio picture shows a child's finger being marked to indicate that this child was vaccinated in Chad. A Win Against Polio is a Win...

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Vaccinator w/ sanitizer as Covid precaution in Pakistan

Vaccinator w/ sanitizer as Covid precaution in Pakistan

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,   Two new Wild Polio cases reported this week.What is that Polio Picture?  This Polio picture shows a Vaccinator using hand sanitizer as a Covid precaution in a Polio immunization campaign in Pakistan. A Win...

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I’ve already mentioned this in a prior post, making new friends is possibly the greatest benefit of my Rotary membership.  I have met some of the most generous and talented individuals.  They give of their talent, their resources and most of all their time.  We all see each other when we travel great distances to gather for training, conferences, and recognition.

One Rotarian who stands head and shoulders above everyone else is PDG Terry Ziegler.  Terry is from District 5890, Greater Houston, TX.  Terry has a passion for Polio Eradication and has served for several years as the district 5890 Polio Plus chair and most recently as the Assistant Rotary Regional Foundation Coordinator.  It is a pleasure to call Terry a friend, and be able to share his weekly newsletter with all of you each week.  I hope that you find it helpful and share it with your club mates.  Please scroll down to see archived copies of Terry’s weekly newsletter.

Thank You Terry,

A new Rotary Year started on July 1, 2019.  This year, for the first time, District Designated Funds (DDF) will be matched $1 to $1 by The Rotary Foundation’s World Fund and $2 to $1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation when donated to Rotary’s Global Polio eradication effort!

Rotary’s World-wide 2020-21 Rotary Year Polio Fundraising Goal is
$150 Million – Including the Gates Foundation $2 to $1 Match.
Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
19,100,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988