July 23, 2021
Reaching every last child in Pakistan, even by camel

The GPEI is focusing on every missed child in Pakistan

Jul 23, 2021 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is focusing on ‘every missed child’ in Pakistan, ensuring even the most vulnerable communities are served with vaccination services.  This week’s picture shows what it takes to reach the most remote children.

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!

 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

Did You Know – That this year, the World Polio Day Program will be available for download early to clubs which have registered a World Polio Day event?

2021 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 160 – Afghanistan – 42 (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 – 9 (81 in 2020), Ethiopia – 6 (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 (48 in 2020),Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020),  Niger – 0 (10 in 2020), Nigeria – 31 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 8 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Senegal  – 12 (0 in 2020) ,Sierra Leone – 4 (10 in 2020), Somalia – 0 (13 in 2020), South Sudan – 9 (50 in 2020), Sudan – 0 (58 in 2020), Tajikistan – 16 (1 in 2020), Togo – 0 (9 in 2020), and Yemen – 3 (33 in 2020).

A total of 1,103 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“With this new 2022-2026 Polio Eradication Strategy, the GPEI has clearly outlined how to overcome the final barriers to securing a Polio-free world and improve the health and well being of communities for generations to come”.  Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO

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 Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Endowment/Major Gifts Adviser Rotary Region 36

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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