Polio Eradication Update

by Apr 22, 2022

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

Polio Eradication Update

For The Week May 7, 2022 Polio Eradication Update
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20,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

Total paralysis cases YTD '22 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Globally

3

6

140

176

33

22

37

-in endemic countries:

3

5

140

176

33

22

37

-in post-endemic countries:

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Wild Polio cases reported this week:
Pakistan 1, Afghanistan 0, Malawi 0

2022 Wild Polio Case Breakdown by Country Pakistan 2, Afghanistan 1
Endemic Countries Pakistan (2021-1) (2020-84) (2019-147), Afghanistan (2021-4) (2020-56) (2019-29), Malawi (2021-1)

2022 Vaccine Derived Polio 46 Cases - in 6 Countries
2021 Vaccine Derived Polio 688 Cases
in 22 Countries (2020-1,110 Cases in 26 countries)

Terry Ziegler, bigzlumber@aol.com Rotary Region 26 Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

1 new Polio cases reported this week.
2 Wild Polio cases – 2022. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 4/08/22.  Pakistan reported 1 Wild Polio case in 2021. 84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
No WPV1 & CVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

2 new Polio cases reported this past week.
1 Wild Polio case – 2022. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/11/21. Afghanistan reported 4 Wild Polio cases in 2021.  56 Wild Polio cases – 2020. 
No WPV1 & CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.

Polio This Week - Weekly country updates

Summary of new WPV and cVDPV viruses this week (AFP cases and ES positives):

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Dr. Victor Eboh administers vaccine in Sierra Leone

Dr. Victor Eboh administers vaccine in Sierra Leone

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows Dr. Victor Eboh administering the recently developed Novel Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2 to a 3-year-old in response to an outbreak of Circulating Type 2 Vaccine Derived Poliovirus in Sierra Leone.  Photo...

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New Reported Case in Pakistan

New Reported Case in Pakistan

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows Pakistan - After nearly 15 months without any reported cases of wild polio in Pakistan, a 15-month-old boy in North Waziristan was paralyzed by the wild poliovirus. Pakistan’s Polio Emergency...

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World Immunization Week – 2022

World Immunization Week – 2022

No new Wild Polio case was reported this week. What is that Polio Picture? World Immunization Week is April 24-30, 2022. Join with Rotary to promote the power of vaccines to protect children and save lives During World Immunization Week, 24-30...

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Concern Over unfolding crisis in Ukraine

Concern Over unfolding crisis in Ukraine

No new Wild Polio case was reported this week. What is that Polio Picture?  The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is extremely concerned about the unfolding effects of the current crisis in Ukraine on the country’s health system.  A...

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Dr. Jonas Salk vaccinating his family

Dr. Jonas Salk vaccinating his family

No new Wild Polio case was reported this week. What is that Polio Picture?  On March 26, 1953, American medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, the virus...

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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,

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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!
20,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

September 2020