November 19, 2021

Polio vaccinations continue in Afghanistan

Nov 19, 2021 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

Two new Wild Polio cases reported this week!

I’m sorry to report that after more than ten months, Afghanistan has confirmed two new Wild Polio Type 1 cases.  The two affected children are ages 10 months (female) and 25 months (male)  and had an onset of paralysis on October 29 and October 20 in the Kunduz Province.

While this is disappointing, it is not totally unexpected due to the suspension of house to house vaccinations in Kunduz since 2019 – until they were reinstated last week.  Additional vaccination rounds will be initiated in the Kunduz area soon. 


What is that Polio Picture?  Polio vaccinations continue in Afghanistan

Last week, Afghanistan completed a four day, country-wide Polio Vaccination Campaign targeting ten million children including 3.3 million who were missed since 2019 by the house to house vaccination ban.
 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 453 – 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 – 280 (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 – 3 (33 in 2020).

New This Week – Afghanistan – 2 Wild Polio Type 1 cases, Nigeria – 6 cVDPV2 Cases and 26 cVDPV2 Samples. 

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

Quote of the Day

“In the past, jobs were about muscles.  Now they are about brains.  But in the future they will be about the heart.

Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics

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

 

 

2 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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