CDC understands the value of public health, partnership

CDC understands the value of public health, partnership

What is that Polio Picture? August 26, 2021, Brazzaville – Governments from the World Health Organization (WHO) African Region have committed to ending all remaining forms of polio and presented a scorecard to track progress towards the eradication of the virus. The commitments came at a dedicated meeting on polio at the Seventy-first WHO Regional Committee for Africa.  

Like this Nigerian girl, CDC understands the value of public health, partnership and walking the last mile to defeat polio.

CDC’s Dr. Richard Franka reflects on his encounter in 2018, “while her parents worked nearby, this big sister gave her brother the gift of lifetime protection against polio by bringing him to the immunization campaign site.”

 

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 294 – Afghanistan – 43 (308 in 2020), Angola – 0 (3 in 2020),Benin – 2 (3 in 2020), Burkina Faso – 1 (65 in 2020), Cameroon – 0 (7 in 2020), CAR – 0 (4 in 2020), Chad – 0 (99 in 2020), Congo – 2 (2 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire – 0 (61 in 2020), DRC – 10 (81 in 2020), Ethiopia – 9 (36 in 2020), Ghana – 0 (11 in 2020), Guinea – 6 (44 in 2020), Liberia – 3 (0 in 2020),Madagascar – 6 (2 in 2020), Mali – 0 (51 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020),  Niger – 0 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 141 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 8 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Senegal  – 13 (0 in 2020) ,Sierra Leone – 5 (10 in 2020), Somalia – 0 (13 in 2020), South Sudan – 9 (50 in 2020), Sudan – 0 (58 in 2020), Tajikistan – 32 (1 in 2020), Togo – 0 (9 in 2020), and Yemen – 3 (33 in 2020).

A total of 1,106 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“Baseball is like church.  Many attend, but few understand.”

Wes Westrum (Mets Manager 1965-1967)

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio cases – 2021. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 1/27/21.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.  No WPV1 & CVDPV2 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 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

Collecting samples for COVID-19 testing

Collecting samples for COVID-19 testing

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows Chaudhry Hakim Ali and Muhammad Usman entering data after collecting samples for COVID-19 testing at a laboratory located at the National Institute of Health in Islamabad, Pakistan. © WHO/EMRO.

The First of the comprehensive list of actions on the Delivering On A Promise – Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026 is:  Further integrating Polio activities with essential health services – including routine immunizations – and building closer partnerships with high-risk communities to co-design immunization events and better meet their health needs, particularly in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The 2022-26 Polio Eradication Strategy underscores the urgency of 2021-2026 Polio eradication efforts and offers a comprehensive set of actions that will position the GPEI to achieve a Polio-free world!

Did You Know – That 36 million doses of OPV were used in Afghanistan alone in 2020?

 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 – 128 – Afghanistan – 41 (308 in 2020), Angola – 0 (3 in 2020),Benin – 1 (3 in 2020), Burkina Faso – 2 (65 in 2020), Cameroon – 0 (7 in 2020), CAR – 0 (4 in 2020), Chad – 0 (99 in 2020), Congo – 2 (2 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire – 0 (61 in 2020), DRC – 8 (81 in 2020), Ethiopia – 6 (26 in 2020), Ghana – 0 (11 in 2020), Guinea – 5 (44 in 2020), Liberia – 2 (0 in 2020),Madagascar – 4 (2 in 2020), Mali – 0 (48 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020),  Niger – 0 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 11 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 8 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020),Senegal  – 9 (0 in 2020) ,Sierra Leone – 4 (10 in 2020), Somalia – 0 (13 in 2020), South Sudan – 8 (50 in 2020), Sudan – 0 (58 in 2020), Tajikistan – 15 (1 in 2020), Togo – 0 (9 in 2020), and Yemen – 2 (33 in 2020).

A total of 1,091 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“More than 19 million are walking today who would have otherwise been paralyzed by Polio, thanks to the incredible progress we have made in protecting children with Polio vaccines since 1988.  When Rotary helped found the GPEI, we made a commitment to ensure that no child or family should live in fear of Polio ever again.  We are committed to delivering on this promise and urge governments and donors to help us achieve a Polio-free world.” – Mike McGovern, Chair, Rotary’s International PolioPlus Committee

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio cases – 2021. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 1/27/21.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.  One WPV1 & CVDPV2 Positive Environmental Sample was 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 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. Samreen Khalil, WHO Polio Eradication Officer in Pakistan

Dr. Samreen Khalil, WHO Polio Eradication Officer in Pakistan

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

NO new Wild Polio cases reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows Dr. Samreen Khalil, WHO Polio Eradication Officer in Pakistan, as she collects a sample from Muhammad Shabir in order to perform tests for COVID-19.  Most of our Polio staff and volunteers are participating in Covid as well as Polio eradication activities.

 

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 – 2 – Afghanistan – 0 (304 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), China – 0 (0 In 2020), Congo – 0 (1 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire – 0 (72 in 2020), DRC – 0 (78 in 2020), Ethiopia – 0 (24 in 2020), Ghana – 0 (11 in 2020), Guinea – 0 (39 in 2020), Mali – 0 (36 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020), Myanmar – 0 (0 in 2020), Pakistan – 1 (135 in 2020), Papua New Guinea – 0 (0 in 2020).  Niger – 0 (8 in 2020), Nigeria – 0 (8 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), Yemen – 0 (30 in 2020), Zambia – 0 (0 in 2020).

A total of 1,016 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.” – Alan K Simpson 

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
0 Wild Polio cases – 2021. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 11/23/20.
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 1/19/21.
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