Pakistan launches first anti-polio campaign 2023

Pakistan launches first anti-polio campaign 2023

What is that Polio Picture? Pakistan last Sunday launched its first anti-polio campaign of the year, targeting 44.2 million children under the age of five. 

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif kicked off the nationwide drive by administering polio drops to children in the capital, Islamabad, saying Pakistan was unfortunately among the few countries that still suffered from the disease.Twenty cases were reported in the tribal North Waziristan area last year, though the disease was contained among other children through immunization, Sharif said.

Around 44 million children in 156 districts will be immunized.  This includes 22.54 million children in Punjab, 10.1 million in Sindh and 7.4 million in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. (AP)

Bilbo Baggins – The Fellowship of the RingBilbo Baggins – The Fellowship of the Ring A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1  Indonesia -1

New Polio Cases & Samples This Week – Central African Republic – 1 cVDPV2 Case, Chad – 7 cVDPV2 Cases + 1 Sample, Indonesia – 1 (2023) cVDPV2 Case, Nigeria – 1 cVDPV2 Case, Pakistan – 1 WPV1 Sample, Somalia – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Yemen – 1 cVDPV2 Case.

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 702.  Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 2, Benin – 10 (3 in 2021), Cameroon – 2 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 4, Chad – 27 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 339 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ethiopia – 1, Ghana – 3, Indonesia – 1, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 13 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 4, Mozambique – 19 (2 in 2021), Niger – 14 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 43 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 5 (1 in 2021), Sudan – 1, Togo – 2, United States – 1, Yemen – 159 (69 in 2021).

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 a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.  You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” 

— Bilbo Baggins – The Fellowship of the Ring

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 2/3/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 9/20/22.
1 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
   20 Wild Polio cases – 2022
   1 Wild Polio case – 2021
   84 Wild Polio cases – 2020

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 2/3/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 9/10/22.
0 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
   2 Wild Polio case – 2022
   4 Wild Polio cases – 2021
   56 Wild Polio cases – 2020

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 36

Palestinian Ministry of Health launch  vaccination campaign

Palestinian Ministry of Health launch vaccination campaign

On Monday, May 16, the Palestinian Ministry of Health launched round one of a polio vaccination campaign targeting all children under age five in the cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
 
Mozambique – a new Wild Polio Type 1 Case was reported in Mozambique this week.  The genetics of this virus has been linked to the previous WPV1 case in Malawi.
 
Ride To End Polio – Registration is now open for the 2022 Michael J. Harris Memorial District 5500 Ride to End Polio. You will find the registration forms here.

Ukraine

Thanks to all of you who made a donation to The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund to support Ukraine.  Your funds will be used to help the over six million refugees fleeing their homes in Ukraine.  A total of over $15 million was donated by Rotarians worldwide prior to April 30, 2022.  Ninety Disaster Response Grants totaling $2.4 Million have already been distributed.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 74.  Chad – 1 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 37 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Niger – 1 (17 in 2021), Nigeria – 24 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 5 (64 in 2021) .

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases -688 in 22 Countries.  2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,110 in 26 Countries

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekChad – 1 cVDPV2 Case, Mozambique – 1 WPV1 Case + 3 cVDPV2 Samples, Niger – 1 cVDPV2 Case + 2 cVDPV2 Samples, Nigeria – 3 cVDPV2 Cases + 5 Samples, Togo – 1 cVDPV2 Case.  

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

Quote of the Day

t’s nice to be important, but it’s important to be nice

— Kermit the Frog, [Jim Henson] from the Muppets

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

Children in Karachi wait for polio vaccine

Children in Karachi wait for polio vaccine

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows A health worker administers the oral polio vaccine to a young girl as other children wait for their turn at a school in Karachi, Pakistan, where a case of wild polio was reported for the first time in 15 months in April.  © Rizwan Tabassum /AFP via Getty Images

Ride To End Polio – Registration is now open for the 2022 Michael J. Harris Memorial District 5500 Ride to End Polio. You will find the registration forms here.

Intensive efforts are underway to access Yemen’s northern governorates with Oral Polio vaccine, but until that happens, the outbreak’s upward trajectory is expected to remain high. An additional 257 AFP specimens are awaiting shipping for testing.

Ukraine

Thanks to all of you who made a donation to The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund to support Ukraine.  Your funds will be used to help the over six million refugees fleeing their homes in Ukraine.  A total of $14.1 Million was donated by Rotarians worldwide prior to April 30, 2022.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 68. DR Congo – 37 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Nigeria – 21 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Yemen – 5 (64 in 2021) .

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases -688 in 22 Countries.  2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 1,110 in 26 Countries

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekDjibouti – 5 cVDPV2 Samples, DR Congo – 11 cVDPV2 Cases, Mozambique – 1 cVDPV2 Case, Nigeria – 1 cVDPV2 Case and 1 Sample, Yemen – 6 cVDPV2 Samples. 

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

Quote of the Day

It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.”

Apache proverb

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

Dr. Victor Eboh administers vaccine in Sierra Leone

Dr. Victor Eboh administers vaccine in Sierra Leone

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows Dr. Victor Eboh administering the recently developed Novel Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2 to a 3-year-old in response to an outbreak of Circulating Type 2 Vaccine Derived Poliovirus in Sierra Leone.  Photo by Ibrahim Turey.

Post-Polio Syndrome –   See this link to an informative explanation – https://bit.ly/3ymdsGu.

This week, history was made in Tajikistan as the country became the first to close an outbreak of type 2 variant poliovirus (cVDPV2) using the novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2). Vaccination campaigns began in February 2021 using nOPV2, a new tool that can help to more sustainably stop outbreaks, and by August, all traces of the virus had been wiped out in Tajikistan. Thanks to the concerted effort of GPEI partners, national authorities and health workers in communities across the country, we now have a promising look into how nOPV2 can help us build a healthier future.

GENEVA, April 26, 2022

Last week, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced that it is seeking new commitments (to total $4.8 Billion) to fund its 2022-2026 Strategy at a virtual event to launch its investment case.  The strategy, if fully funded, will see the vaccination of 370 million children annually for the next five years and the continuation of global surveillance activities for polio and other diseases in 50 countries.

The investment case outlines new modeling that shows achieving eradication could save an estimated US $33.1 billion this century, compared to the price of controlling polio outbreaks.

Ukraine

Thanks to all of you who made a donation to The Rotary Foundation’s Disaster Response Fund to automatically support Ukraine.  Your funds will be used to help the over four million refugees fleeing their homes in Ukraine.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 55. DR Congo – 26 (28 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Nigeria – 20 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Yemen – 5 (64 in 2021) .

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 659 – 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 – 32 cVDPV2 + 3 cVDPV1 (33 in 2020).

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekNigeria – 3 cVDPV2 Cases and 11 Samples, Pakistan – 1 WPV1 Case

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

Quote of the Day

Failure is an event, not a person.  Yesterday ended last night.

Zig Ziglar, Business Coach

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

1 new Polio cases reported this week.
2 Wild Polio cases – 2022. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 4/08/22.  Pakistan reported 1 Wild Polio case in 2021. 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.
1 Wild Polio case – 2022. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/11/21. Afghanistan reported 4 Wild Polio cases in 2021.  56 Wild Polio cases – 2020. 
No 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

Dr. Jonas Salk vaccinating his family

Dr. Jonas Salk vaccinating his family

No new Wild Polio case was reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture?  On March 26, 1953, American medical researcher Dr. Jonas Salk announces on a national radio show that he has successfully tested a vaccine against poliomyelitis, the virus that causes the crippling disease of polio.

Here he is vaccinating his family. In 1952—an epidemic year for polio—there were 58,000 new Polio cases reported in the United States, and more than 3,000 died from the disease. For his work in helping to eradicate the disease, Dr. Salk was celebrated as the great doctor-benefactor of his time. Thanks to Jim Arnett, Leawood Rotary, and District 5710 Polio Chair.

We welcome PDG Joshua Hassan as chair of the Nigeria PolioPlus Committee effective July 1, 2022.

Neither Pakistan nor Afghanistan has had a CVDPV case since 13 August 2021.

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 – 20 DR Congo – 9 (26 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Nigeria – 8 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 1 (1 in 2021).

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 659 – 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 – 32 cVDPV2 + 3 cVDPV1 (33 in 2020).

New This Week – DR Congo – 6 cVDPV2 Cases, Egypt – 2 cVDPVc Samples, Nigeria – 3 cVDPV2 Cases, Yemen 16 (2021) cVDPV2 Cases. 

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

Quote of the Day

“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.”

— NELSON MANDELLA

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