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. 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

Afghanistan fights Polio in the most difficult conditions

Afghanistan fights Polio in the most difficult conditions

No new Wild Polio case was reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture? Afghanistan fights Polio in the most difficult conditions.  In this picture Seven-year-old girl, Amidah (left), with her little four-year-old brother, Momand, and a friend, showing their marked little fingers after receiving the polio vaccine at a mosque in Kandahar city. © UNICEF Afghanistan/2021/Hamdard

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 – 11 DR Congo – 3 (26 in 2021), Israel – 1, Madagascar – 1 (12 in 2021), Nigeria – 5 (415 in 2021), Somalia – 1 (1 in 2021).

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 643 – 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 – 16 cVDPV2 + 3 cVDPV1 (33 in 2020).

New This Week – Cote D’ Ivoire – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Niger 2 (2021) cVDPV2 Cases, Nigeria – 2 cVDPV2 Case (2022), Yemen 3 cVDPV2 Cases. 

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

Quote of the Day

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

— LAO TZU

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

Rotary Statement on Ukraine

Rotary Statement on Ukraine

UkraineRotary statement on the effect of the escalating crisis in Ukraine on polio eradication efforts –

Rotary is deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there, including the unfolding effects of the current crisis in Ukraine on the country’s health system.  A functioning health system must be kept neutral and protected from all political or security issues affecting countries to ensure that people have continued access to critical and essential care.

Rotary and our Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners have seen time and again that large-scale population movements, insecurity and hampered access contribute greatly to the emergence and spread of infectious diseases, including polio. Ukraine is currently affected by a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreak, with the most recent case detected in December 2021. A polio immunization campaign targeting nearly 140,000 unimmunized children throughout Ukraine began on 1 February 2022 but is currently paused, as health authorities have shifted focus towards emergency services. Surveillance to detect and report new cases of polio is also disrupted, increasing the risk of undetected spread of the disease among vulnerable populations.
 
The GPEI has a long history of working in a variety of complex environments and will continue to adapt its operations to the reality on the ground in Ukraine, to the degree possible, without compromising on the safety and security of health workers.  The GPEI is working to urgently implement contingency plans to support Ukraine and prevent further spread of polio, including vaccination activities targeting children at internally displaced person sites in the border regions of Ukraine, and deploying mobile vaccination teams to reach children along the border.
 
At the same time, immunization and surveillance efforts will be implemented in neighboring countries, to minimize the risk and consequences of any potential infectious disease emergence or spread resulting from large-scale population movements. Neighboring countries will carry out public health measures to prevent, identify and rapidly respond to signals of polio through enhanced surveillance, reviewing and updating preparedness plans, reviewing and improving immunization coverage at subnational levels and among high-risk groups, ensuring that displaced populations are fully included in any mass vaccination or routine immunization activities.
 
It is critical that necessary resources are mobilized and made available to assist with humanitarian needs, including relief, disease response, and disease prevention efforts both in Ukraine and in neighboring countries.
 

All Rotarians are Encouraged to Support the – Disaster Relief Fund – for Ukraine – In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for Rotary members around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary Districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.

Contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund in support of Ukraine can be made online at Disaster Response Fund | My Rotary. All funds need to be received into the Disaster Response Fund by 30 April, 2022 in order to qualify for use in support of the Ukrainian relief efforts.

  • Now through 30 April, 2022, Rotary districts can transfer unallocated District Designated Funds (DDF) to support the Disaster Response Fund, directly supporting these Ukraine-specific humanitarian grants.
  • During this same period, other impacted Rotary districts that wish to offer support to refugees or other victims of the crisis in their district can apply for $25,000 grants from the Disaster Response Fund.
  • Now through 30 June, 2022, designated Rotary Districts that border Ukraine and the Rotary district in Ukraine may apply for grants of up to $50,000 each from the Disaster Response Fund. These expedited disaster response grants can be used to provide relief to refugees or other victims of the crisis including items such as water, food, shelter, medicine, and clothing.

You can find a more comprehensive announcement with additional details here: The Rotary Foundation creates channel for direct humanitarian support in Ukraine region | Rotary International