September 04, 2021
Community health workers had to move to protect against COVID-19

Polio surveillance efforts to keep their communities safe amid crisis

Sep 4, 2021 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

What is that Polio Picture? Keep Kenya Polio-Free during Covid – When the pandemic caused lock downs in Nairobi, community health workers had to move to protect against COVID-19 in addition to polio. See how local health workers educated community members on stopping the spread of disease and strengthened Polio surveillance efforts to keep their communities safe amid crisis.

WHO and UNICEF would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, for his generous contribution of US$ 13 million to support global polio activities. This funding compliments contributions through the UAE Pakistan Assistance Program for campaign activities in Pakistan.

 

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 276 Afghanistan – 43 (308 in 2020), Angola – 0 (3 in 2020),Benin – 2 (3 in 2020), Burkina Faso – 1 (65 in 2020), Cameroon – 0 (7 in 2020), CAR – 0 (4 in 2020), Chad – 0 (99 in 2020), Congo – 2 (2 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire – 0 (61 in 2020), DRC – 10 (81 in 2020), Ethiopia – 9 (36 in 2020), Ghana – 0 (11 in 2020), Guinea – 6 (44 in 2020), Liberia – 3 (0 in 2020),Madagascar – 6 (2 in 2020), Mali – 0 (51 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020),  Niger – 0 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 123 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 8 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Senegal  – 13 (0 in 2020) ,Sierra Leone – 5 (10 in 2020), Somalia – 0 (13 in 2020), South Sudan – 9 (50 in 2020), Sudan – 0 (58 in 2020),Tajikistan – 32 (1 in 2020), Togo – 0 (9 in 2020), and Yemen – 3 (33 in 2020).

A total of 1,106 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.”

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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.  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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