Did Rotarians mobilize for World Polio Day?  Yes, we did!

Did Rotarians mobilize for World Polio Day? Yes, we did!

What is that Polio Picture? 

Rotary members and supporters took action on World Polio Day, 24 October, to raise awareness and funds toward eradicating polio:

  • More than 4,200 Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs in 118 countries registered their participation in World Polio Day.
  • Donors contributed more than US$740,000 online, which meant a total — with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2-to-1 match — of more than $2.2 million raised.
  • Social media efforts tied to World Polio Day reached 31 million people, compared to 17 million in 2021.

Once again, Rotary’s members and supporters united to show tremendous support in the fight against Polio!

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 606.  Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 10 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 3, Chad – 22 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 258 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ethiopia – 1, Ghana – 3, Indonesia – 1, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 13 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 3, Mozambique – 18 (2 in 2021), Niger – 13 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 42 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 4 (1 in 2021), Togo – 2, United States – 1, Yemen – 158 (69 in 2021).

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekAfghanistan – 4 WDV1 Samples, Botswana – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, DR Congo 19 cVDPV2 Cases + 1 Sample, Pakistan – 2 WPV1 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

”It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.

— Samwise Gamgee, “The Fellowship of the Ring”

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 12/17/2022

0 new Polio cases were reported this week.
20 Wild Polio cases – 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 9/20/22.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
2 WPV1 and 0 cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 12/17/2022

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
2 Wild Polio case – 2022, (4 Wild Polio cases, 2021). The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 9/10/22.
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
4 WPV1 and 0 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

WHO Afghanistan’s polio eradication program

WHO Afghanistan’s polio eradication program

What is that Polio Picture? Afghanistan – For the last two decades, the prospect of sending 16 visiting polio experts out across the provinces of Afghanistan would have been impossible but from June 6-19, 2022, WHO Afghanistan’s polio eradication program did just that.

Their mission? To review the country’s polio surveillance system, assess its functionality at all levels and make specific recommendations for maintaining and improving surveillance quality.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 401 Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 6 (3 in 2021), Chad – 18 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 120 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 8 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 2, Mozambique – 5 (2 in 2021), Niger – 10 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 33 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 3 (1 in 2021), Togo – 0, United States – 1, Yemen – 139 (69 in 2021) .

New Polio Cases & Samples This Week – Afghanistan – 1 WPV1 Sample, Algeria – 5 cVDPV2 Samples, D R Congo – 9  cVDPV2 Cases, Egypt – 1 cVDPV2 Sample,  Mozambique – 1 cVDPV1 Case, Nigeria – 6 cVDPV2 Sample, Pakistan – 4 WPV1 Samples, Yemen – 12 cVDPV2 Cases.

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

“An investment in polio eradication goes further than fighting one disease.  It is the ultimate investment in both equity and sustainability – it is for everyone and forever.”

Seth Berkley, CEO, GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 10/1/2022

0 new Polio cases were reported this week.
19 Wild Polio cases – 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 9/10/22.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
1 WPV1 and 0 cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 10/1/2022

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
2 Wild Polio case – 2022, (4 Wild Polio cases, 2021). The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 9/10/22.
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
0 WPV1 and 0 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

Afghanistan fights Polio in the most difficult conditions

Afghanistan fights Polio in the most difficult conditions

No new Wild Polio case was reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture? Afghanistan fights Polio in the most difficult conditions.  In this picture Seven-year-old girl, Amidah (left), with her little four-year-old brother, Momand, and a friend, showing their marked little fingers after receiving the polio vaccine at a mosque in Kandahar city. © UNICEF Afghanistan/2021/Hamdard

Ukraine

All Rotarians are asked and encouraged to donate to The Rotary Foundation’s Ukraine Disaster Response Fund between now and April 30, 2022.  Donate at https://my.rotary.org/en/disaster-response-fund

Rotary statement on the effect of the escalating crisis in Ukraine on polio eradication efforts

14 Consecutive Years!

The Rotary Foundation – recently received the highest (4 Star) rating from Charity Navigator for the 14th Consecutive year!

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 11 DR Congo – 3 (26 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Nigeria – 5 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 1 (1 in 2021).

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 643 – Afghanistan – 43 (308 in 2020), Angola – 0 (3 in 2020),Benin – 2 (3 in 2020), Burkina Faso – 1 (65 in 2020), Cameroon – 3 (7 in 2020), CAR – 0 (4 in 2020), Chad – 0 (99 in 2020), Congo – 2 (2 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire – 0 (64 in 2020), DR Congo – 28 (81 in 2020), Ethiopia – 10 (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 – 13 (2 in 2020), Mali – 0 (52 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020), Mozambique – 2, Niger – 17 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 415 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 8 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Senegal  – 17 (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 – 2 (0 in 2020), and Yemen – 16 cVDPV2 + 3 cVDPV1 (33 in 2020).

New This Week – Cote D’ Ivoire – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Niger 2 (2021) cVDPV2 Cases, Nigeria – 2 cVDPV2 Case (2022), Yemen 3 cVDPV2 Cases. 

A total of 1,110 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

— LAO TZU

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases were reported this week.
0 Wild Polio cases – 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 1/27/21.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020. No WPV1 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

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.  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

Why End Polio Now?

Why End Polio Now?

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week!  

What is that Polio Picture? Why end Polio Now?

  1. Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years, and we’ve made incredible progress in the fight to rid the world of it forever.  
  2. As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we’ve helped to reduced polio cases by more than 99.9 percent.  
  3. It’s crucial to eradicate polio from the last two countries where it remains endemic and to keep other countries polio-free.  
  4. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 562 Afghanistan – 43 (308 in 2020), Angola – 0 (3 in 2020),Benin – 2 (3 in 2020), Burkina Faso – 1 (65 in 2020), Cameroon – 3 (7 in 2020), CAR – 0 (4 in 2020), Chad – 0 (99 in 2020), Congo – 2 (2 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire – 0 (64 in 2020), DRC – 17 (81 in 2020), Ethiopia – 10 (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 – 11 (2 in 2020), Mali – 0 (52 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020),  Niger – 10 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 385 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 8 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Senegal  – 17 (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 – 9 (33 in 2020).

New This WeekMadagascar – 1 cVDPV2 Sample.

A total of 1,110 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

Real giving is when we give to those we love what’s most important to them, whether we understand it, like it, agree with it, or not.

—Michele Weiner-Davis

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 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

0 New Polio cases reported this past week.
4 Wild Polio case – 2021. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 11/1/21.
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

the last 12 months Wild Polio Cases Map

the last 12 months Wild Polio Cases Map

One new Wild Polio cases reported this week!

What is that Polio Picture? This Map shows the last 12 months Wild Polio Cases (in Red) and the Circulating Vaccine Derived Cases (in Green). Download the map

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 466 – Afghanistan – 43 (308 in 2020), Angola – 0 (3 in 2020),Benin – 2 (3 in 2020), Burkina Faso – 1 (65 in 2020), Cameroon – 3 (7 in 2020), CAR – 0 (4 in 2020), Chad – 0 (99 in 2020), Congo – 2 (2 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire – 0 (64 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 – Cote d’Ivoire  – 1 cVDPV2 (2020) Case, Guinea – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Nigeria – 12 cVDPV2 Samples, Senegal – 2 cVDPV2 Samples.

A total of 1,110 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“Not knowing what other people are thinking is not the cause of much human misery, but failing to understand the workings of one’s own mind is bound to lead to unhappiness.

—Marcus Aurelius

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.
4 Wild Polio case – 2021. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 11/1/21.
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