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.
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 Week – Djibouti – 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:
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.
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