World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond

World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond

What is that Polio Picture? We’re at an urgent point in our work to achieve a polio-free world and to adapt the lessons learned to improve health systems worldwide. Learn about the state of polio eradication and its broader relevance to global health with Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization director-general, Jennifer Jones, president, Rotary International 2022-23, and other key global health leaders on 21-22 October.

We invite you to attend this important livestreamed event, World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond: A healthier future for mothers and children. The conference will also feature: 

  • Regional breakout sessions highlighting Rotary maternal and child health projects 
  • Discussions on community-based solutions to improve global health  
  • A UNICEF session on the power of vaccines 
  • Highlights on Rotary’s Programs of Scale for malaria and maternal-child health 


At a time when some 830 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes each day and 7,000 newborn babies die daily, we must focus on the “Beyond.” Building on the investments already made in polio eradication will bring much value to a wide range of health initiatives, particularly immunizations and the health of mothers and children.   

We hope you’ll take advantage of this free live streamed conference focused on creating healthier futures for Mothers and Children. Registration for the event is not required. Visit the World Polio Day 2022 and Beyond website to learn more about the event programming and save the dates to your calendar, so you don’t miss this important event.  

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 486. Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 7 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 3, Chad – 18 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 182 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 2, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 8 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 3, 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 – 150 (69 in 2021)

New Polio Cases & Samples This WeekBenin – 1 cVDPV2 Case, D R Congo – 18 cVDPV1 Cases + 17 cVDPV2 Cases, Malawi – 1 cVDPV1 Case, Niger – 2 cVDPV2 Samples, Pakistan – 2 cVDPV1 Samples, Senegal – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Togo – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Yemen – 5 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

We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us (such as global polio eradication) that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are (99.9% polio case reduction & 20 million children spared the paralysis of polio since 1988).

Bill Watterson – with Polio facts by Terry Ziegler

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 10/22/2022

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 10/22/2022

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

It’s World Polio Week!

It’s World Polio Week!

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week!

What is that Polio Picture?  It’s World Polio Week!  Please encourage your friends & members to Donate, to Educate themselves, and to share the story of Global Polio eradication with others.  Let’s Make History!

World Polio Day – October 24, 2021

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

House-to-house polio vaccination set to recommence across Afghanistan in November  –  WHO and UNICEF welcome the decision by the Taliban leadership supporting the resumption of house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan. 

The vaccination campaign, which begins on November 8, will be the first in over three years to reach all children in Afghanistan, including more than 3.3 million children in some parts of the country who have previously remained inaccessible to vaccination campaigns. A second nationwide polio vaccination campaign has also been agreed and will be synchronised with Pakistan’s own polio campaign planned in December.

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 384 – 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 (62 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 – 9 (2 in 2020), Mali – 0 (52 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020),  Niger – 0 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 224 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 8 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020),Senegal  – 15 (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 – 1 (0 in 2020), and Yemen – 3 (33 in 2020).

New This Week – Nigeria – 37 cVDPV2 Cases and 19 cVDPV2 samples, Senegal 1 cVDPV2 case, Somalia – 1 cVDPV2 Case.

A total of 1,108 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“The job (of Global Polio eradication) is to keep moving forward, adjusting to the unexpected with new ideas and energy so we can reach the last unprotected child and achieve a polio-free world.  That’s a bet worth every dollar.”

Bill Gates, Jr.

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

PolIomyelitis in the tomb of Userhat – Egypt

PolIomyelitis in the tomb of Userhat – Egypt

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week!

What is that Polio Picture? Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that can affect polio survivors decades after they recover from their initial poliovirus infection.

World Polio Day – October 24, 2021

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 325 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 (62 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 – 9 (2 in 2020), Mali – 0 (52 in 2020),Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020),  Niger – 0 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 187 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 8 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Senegal  – 14 (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), Ukraine – 1 (0 in 2020), and Yemen – 3 (33 in 2020).

New This WeekCote d Ivoire – 1 (2020) cVDPV2 Case,  Nigeria – 17 cVDPV2 Cases, Tajikistan 4 cVDPV2 environmental samples, Ukraine – 1 cVDPV2 Case.

A total of 1,108 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“There’s something about the whole idea of eradicating polio that grabs the imagination.  Most people take steps toward achievements, and it’s almost always into the never-never.  Eradication is a zero sum game; anything short of zero is a failure.  You keep getting closer and closer, but ultimately the only number that actually matters is zero.”

Aiden O’Leary, WHO Polio Eradication Director

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

Yes, there are Risks associated with Vaccines…

Yes, there are Risks associated with Vaccines…

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week!

What is that Polio Picture?  Yes, there are Risks associated with Vaccines.  See the cartoon in the attached Update report.

World Polio Day – October 24, 2021

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 325 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 – 9 (2 in 2020), Mali – 0 (52 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020),  Niger – 0 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 169 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 8 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Senegal  – 14 (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).

New This WeekMadagascar – 1 cVDPV2 Case & 2 cVDPV2 environmental samples, Nigeria – 17 cVDPV2 Cases. 

A total of 1,107 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“When Rotary courageously stepped up to pursue the dream of a polio-free world, we knew our dream wouldn’t be easy.  But since 1988, working with our partners, we’ve brought worldwide case counts down by 99.9 percent.  However, it’s not over until it’s over.  It will take courage.  We’re going to keep up the funding and keep on the pressure until this fight is finished and no child ever again has to experience the devastating effects of polio.

John Germ, Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair 2021-22

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