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

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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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A child is vaccinated in Kandahar Afghanistan

A child is vaccinated in Kandahar Afghanistan

What is that Polio Picture? A child is vaccinated in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Earlier this week, Rotary issued this statement - Statement on polio eradication activities in Afghanistan: In 2021, despite internal conflicts and a global pandemic,...

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PDG Shirley Griffin, Member Longview TX Rotary Club

PDG Shirley Griffin, Member Longview TX Rotary Club

What is that Polio Picture? A Polio Warrior! PDG Shirley Griffin, a member of the Longview, Texas, Rotary Club, traveled to India in 2012 to help administer the oral polio vaccine to children during a national immunization drive.  Difficulty...

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Shumaila Majeed community-based health worker in Lahore

Shumaila Majeed community-based health worker in Lahore

What is that Polio Picture?  For nine years, Shumaila Majeed has worked as a community-based health worker in Lahore, with a firm belief in empowering women and supporting their important presence in the polio program. A Win Against Polio is 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!
20,000,000 Children Saved from the Paralysis of Polio Since 1988

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