December 04, 2021
Polio vaccinations continue in Afghanistan at home visitations

Polio home Immunizations returned to Afghanistan in the past month

Dec 4, 2021 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week!

What is that Polio Picture?  Polio home Immunizations returned to Afghanistan in the past month.

Pakistan – Built into one of the largest vaccination campaigns in history against measles and rubella, Pakistan also aims to protect children under five against poliovirus in an integrated effort launched this past month. By incorporating polio activities into other essential health programs, the Pakistan government is working with Gavi, UNICEF, WHO and other partners to mobilize nearly 400 000 health workers and to ensure that communities across the country are safe from these vaccine-preventable diseases.

Our Partner, UNICEF, would like to thank Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for its generous contributions of US$ 48,099,998 to support polio eradication efforts in Pakistan, outbreak and surge support and community engagement activities.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 464 – Afghanistan – 43 (308 in 2020), Angola – 0 (3 in 2020),Benin – 2 (3 in 2020), Burkina Faso – 1 (65 in 2020), Cameroon – 1 (7 in 2020), CAR – 0 (4 in 2020), Chad – 0 (99 in 2020), Congo – 2 (2 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire – 0 (63 in 2020), DRC – 11 (81 in 2020), Ethiopia – 9 (36 in 2020), Ghana – 0 (11 in 2020), Guinea – 6 (44 in 2020), Guinea Bissau – 3 (0 on 2020), Liberia – 3 (0 in 2020),Madagascar – 10 (2 in 2020), Mali – 0 (52 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020),  Niger – 5 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 289 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 8 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Senegal  – 16 (0 in 2020) ,Sierra Leone – 5 (10 in 2020), Somalia – 1 (14 in 2020), South Sudan – 9 (50 in 2020), Sudan – 0 (58 in 2020), Tajikistan – 32 (1 in 2020), Togo – 0 (9 in 2020), Ukraine – 1 (0 in 2020), and Yemen – 5 (33 in 2020).

New This Week – Pakistan – 1 WPV1 Sample, CAR – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Nigeria – 7 cVDPV2 Samples, Uganda – 1 cVDPV2 sample. 

A total of 1,109 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“Delivering on a promise of a Polio-free world is not without challenges.  The GPEI has a long history of adapting and innovating to overcome significant hurdles to ending Polio, and with unwavering support of country governments, vaccinators, partners (like Rotary), donors – and supporters like you – I remain confident that we can finish the job.

Dr Christopher J Elias, MD, MPH, President, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & Chair, Polio Oversight Board, GPET

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.
3 Wild Polio case – 2021. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 10/29/21.
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020.  No WPV1 & CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Sample were reported this week in Afghanistan.

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser 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

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