Outstanding female vaccinators in Borno, Nigeria

Outstanding female vaccinators in Borno, Nigeria

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture?  This picture shows two of the outstanding female vaccinators in Borno, Nigeria – one of the last strongholds of Wild Polio. They look proud of the important service they are providing!

“Just a decade ago, three-quarters of all of the world’s polio cases caused by the wild virus were contracted in Africa. Now, more than a billion Africans are safe from the disease. “But we’re not done; we’re in pursuit of an even greater triumph — a world without polio. And I can’t wait.” Ade Adepitan – from the 2020 World Polio Day update

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!

Now that we are down to the Final Two Polio Endemic Countries – I will be listing Sixteen Reasons We need to End Polio in Pakistan (from Dawn.com): # 10. Anti-Polio campaigns are an investment in our future. It is estimated that if Polio is not eradicated soon, we could see a resurgence of as many as 200,000 paralyzed children each year. This number would be an immense burden on the economies of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other Polio suffering countries.

Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 605 Vaccine Derived Polio Cases reported in 2020: Afghanistan – 101 (0 in 2019), Angola – 3 (129 in 2019), Benin – 1 (8 in 2019), Burkina Faso – 37 (1 in 2019), Cameroon – 7 (0 in 2019), CAR – 2 (21 in 2019),Chad – 77 ((10 in 2019),China – 0 (1 In 2019), Cote d’ Ivoire – 51 (0 in 2019),DRC – 60 (86 in 2019),Ethiopia – 21 (11 in 2019),Ghana – 11 (18 in 2019), Guinea – 29 (0 in 2019), Mali – 26, Malaysia – 1 (3 in 2019), Myanmar – 0 (6 in 2019), Niger – 8 (1 in 2019),Nigeria – 3 (18 in 2019),Pakistan – 64 (22 in 2019), Papua New Guinea – 0 (0 in 2019). Philippines – 1 (16 in 2019), Somalia – 9 (3 in 2019), South Sudan – 12 (0 in 2019), Sudan – 39, Togo – 9 (8 in 2019), Yemen – 16, Zambia – 0 (2 in 2019).

361 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2019.

Quote of the Day

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” Woodrow Wilson

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

 

Pakistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
79 Wild Polio cases – 2020. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 10/03/20.
147 Wild Polio cases – 2019. 18 Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this past week.
53 Wild Polio cases – 2020. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 9/13/20.
29 Wild Polio cases – 2019. 2 Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 26