July 02, 2022
Kurt Matzler completed Race Across America bicycle race

Some people go to extreme heights to Eradicate Polio

Jul 2, 2022 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

What is that Polio Picture?  Some people go to extreme heights to Eradicate Polio – Like the amazing Kurt Matzler who on Saturday completed a solo Race Across America bicycle race (from Oceanside,CA to Annapolis, MD) – a total of 3,017.8 miles which included 74,064′ of elevation gain – in just 11 days, 6 hours, and 15 minutes.  Why, you might ask?  Kurt with his great Support Team Rotary RAAM Polio, have have made thousands more people aware of Rotary’s # 1 Priority – Global Polio Eradication – and have raised over $4 million for the END POLIO NOW cause.  Congratulations to Kurt and to our whole Team!  Watch the video below to see Kurt’s Ted Talk about what it takes to complete an endurance race like the RAAM.

Novel Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2 – Approximately 370 million doses of nOPV2 have been administered across 21 countries under its WHO Emergency Use Listing (EUL) to date. An additional 17 countries have met the requirements for nOPV2 use in the event of an outbreak. For more information on nOPV2, visit: www.polioeradication.org/nOPV2.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 205Afghanistan – 43, Chad – 5 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 63 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 5 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Niger – 4 (17 in 2021), Nigeria – 27 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 45 (64 in 2021).

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekBenin – 2 cVDPV2 Samples, Djibouti –  2 cVDPV2 Samples, Niger – 2 cVDPV1 Cases + 1 Sample, Nigeria – 1 cVDPV2 Case + 1 Sample, Pakistan – 1 WPV1 Case + 1 WPV1 Sample, Somalia – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Yemen – 4 cVDPV2 Samples.

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases -689 in 22 Countries.  

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,113 in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

” May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation,
When the winds of changes shift.”

“Forever Young,” 1974 Bob Dylan

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

2 new Polio cases were reported this week.
8 Wild Polio cases - 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 5/1/22.
84 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
1 WPV1 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 6/25/2022

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio case - 2022, (4 Wild Polio cases, 2021). The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/11/22.
56 Wild Polio cases - 2020.
0 WPV1 & CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples 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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