Rotary President Knaack takes stock of the global polio situation

Rotary President Knaack takes stock of the global polio situation

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

NO new Wild Polio cases reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows RI President Holger Knaack and wife Susanne, preparing for an afternoon bicycle ride at their home in Germany.  In this interview, “In a Covid-19 world, Rotary President Knaack takes stock of the global polio situation” he discusses the most recent Polio eradication progress and how that progress is related to Covid 19.  Read the full story at the Global Polio Eradication Initiative website, CLICK HERE

 

A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

How Many Children have we saved from the paralysis of Polio?
That number has now reached 20 Million! That’s a number to celebrate and to share!

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 10Afghanistan – 6 (305 in 2020), Angola – 0 (3 in 2020),Benin – 0 (3 in 2020), Burkina Faso – 0 (59 in 2020), Cameroon – 0 (7 in 2020), CAR – 0 (4 in 2020), Chad – 0 (99 in 2020), Congo – 0 (2 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire – 0 (72 in 2020), DRC – 0 (78 in 2020), Ethiopia – 0 (25 in 2020), Ghana – 0 (11 in 2020), Guinea – 0 (45 in 2020), Mali – 0 (38 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020),  Niger – 0 (8 in 2020), Nigeria – 0 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 3 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Sierra Leone – 0 (3 in 2020), Somalia – 0 (13 in 2020), South Sudan – 0 (40 in 2020), Sudan – 0 (57 in 2020), Tajikistan – 1 (1 in 2020), Togo – 0 (9 in 2020), and Yemen – 0 (30 in 2020),

A total of 1,026 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

Success is the most convincing talker in the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

1 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio cases – 2021. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 1/13/21.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.  Four Polio-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 Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 36