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

Progress in Pakistan to End Polio

Progress in Pakistan to End Polio

What is that Polio Picture? 

Pakistan – In 2020, Pakistan had 11 separate chains of Polio virus transmission. This was reduced to four in 2021, and today, just one family of the virus remains in the country. The approaches being implemented in Pakistan are working—despite some serious challenges.
 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 0

New Polio Cases & Samples This Week – DR Congo – 17 cVDPV1 Cases + 15 cVDPV2 Cases, Niger 2 cVDPV2 Samples, USA (New York) – 12 cVDPV2 Samples.

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 660.  Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 2, Benin – 10 (3 in 2021), Cameroon – 1 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 4, Chad – 25 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 304 (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 – 14 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 42 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 4 (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

”The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you will go.” 

Dr. Seuss

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 1/13/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 9/20/22.
0 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 1/13/2023

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

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

Pakistan is on a mission to end polio

Pakistan is on a mission to end polio

What is that Polio Picture? Pakistan Mission

Pakistan is on a mission to end polio, but a sudden surge in cases has alarmed those fighting for eradication. In collaboration with Rotary, Pakistan’s polio program is working closely with the national government to better reach high-risk populations and build community trust to improve vaccine acceptance. The keys to eradication? Keeping vaccination coverage rates high amid flooding and other persistent challenges.

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 587.  Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 10 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 3, Chad – 22 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 239 (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 WeekBenin – 3 cVDPV2 Cases + 2 Samples, CAR – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Ghana – 1 cVDPV2 Case + 1 Sample, Madagascar – 3 cVDPV1 Cases + 13 Samples, Mozambique – 2 cVDPV1 Cases, Niger – 2 cVDPV2 Cases + 4 Samples, Togo 1 cVDPV2 Case.

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

”The water you touch in a river is the last of that which has passed, and the first of that which is coming.  Thus it is with time present.

— Leonardo da Vinci (1451-1519), Inventor, Artist, Genius

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 12/10/2022

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 12/10/2022

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

Pakistan struggles from effects of devastating floods

Pakistan struggles from effects of devastating floods

What is that Polio Picture? As Pakistan continues to struggle from the effects of the devastating floods affecting parts of the country, polio staff on the ground continue to assist emergency relief efforts.

In flood-affected districts, the polio effort is supporting establishment of critical health camps, to provide basic clinical services, particularly ensuring treatment of water-borne and vector-borne diseases, and distributing water purification tablets.  All routine immunization antigens are also provided to target children and pregnant women.  Staff are actively conducting surveillance for communicable diseases, identifying nutrition needs of displaced populations, and collecting and analyzing life-saving data to help target response strategies. 

At the same time, the Polio program is adapting its operations, to ensure polio eradication efforts can continue unabated, even amid the tragedy.  The program is at a critical juncture – intensive response is ongoing to stop this year’s outbreak in southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.  Virus linked to this outbreak was this month detected in an environmental sample from Karachi, in the south of the country.  At the same time, the high transmission season for polio transmission is now starting and this transmission risks being particularly intense given the floods.

But despite these challenges, polio staff are working double-time:  adapting polio approaches, while supporting life-saving flood relief efforts.

“I have been fortunate enough to be present when a number of countries successfully eradicated polio,” commented Dr Hamid Jafari, Director for Polio Eradication at the World Health Organization’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.  “Rarely have I seen such commitment and dedication than I have seen in Pakistan – from national political leaders, to health workers, right to the mother and father on the ground.  To all who are involved, all I can say is:  Thank you!  You are making a huge difference to people’s lives, which goes far beyond the effort to eradicate polio.”

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 444 Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 6 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 3, Chad – 18 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 147 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 8 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 2, Mozambique – 8 (2 in 2021), Niger – 10 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 36 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 4 (1 in 2021), Togo – 0, United States – 1, Yemen – 145 (69 in 2021).

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekD R Congo – 4 cVDPV2 Cases, Nigeria – 3 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

The future depends on what you do today.

Mahatma Gandhi

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 10/15/2022

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.
0 WPV1 and 0 cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 10/15/2022

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