Polio Eradication Update

by Jul 14, 2021

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Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

Polio Eradication Update

For The Week Oct. 16, 2021 Polio Eradication Update
Archives for earlier weeks ...Click Here

Advocate, Donate & Educate to END POLIO NOW & FOREVER!
20,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

Total paralysis cases YTD '21 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
Globally

2

140

176

33

22

37

-in endemic countries:

2

140

176

33

22

37

-in post-endemic countries:

0

0

0

0

0

0

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

2021 Wild Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Purple Numbers are 2020 Totals)
Endemic Countries – 1 Pakistan (2020-84) (2019-147), 1 Afghanistan (2020-56) (2019-29)
2021 Vaccine Derived Polio 94 Cases in 15 Countries (2020-1,087 Cases in 26 countries)

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

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio cases – 2021. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 1/27/21.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.  No WPV1 & CVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

0 new Polio cases reported this past week.
1 Wild Polio case – 2021. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/1/21.
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020.  Three 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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PolIomyelitis in the tomb of Userhat – Egypt

PolIomyelitis in the tomb of Userhat – Egypt

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Yes, there are Risks associated with Vaccines…

Yes, there are Risks associated with Vaccines…

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week! What is that Polio Picture?  Yes, there are Risks associated with Vaccines.  See the cartoon in the attached Update report.World Polio Day - October 24, 2021 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global...

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World Polio Day – October 24, 2021

World Polio Day – October 24, 2021

What is that Polio Picture?  World Polio Day - October 24, 2021 Register your club’s participation in World Polio Day to show how Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs around the world are taking action to eradicate polio here:...

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CDC understands the value of public health, partnership

CDC understands the value of public health, partnership

What is that Polio Picture? August 26, 2021, Brazzaville – Governments from the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region have committed to ending all remaining forms of polio and presented a scorecard to track progress towards the eradication...

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

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