July 07, 2023

To End Polio – We must end it everywhere!

Jul 7, 2023 | MOJO Blog

No new Wild Polio cases reported this week.  We are now 4 weeks since the most recent reported Wild Polio Case – on 6/10/23 in Afghanistan. 

What is that Polio Picture? To End Polio – We must end it everywhere! Including the Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases in Africa

Congratulations To – Soccer Aid for UNICEF, in Manchester, United Kingdom, where celebrities, fans, and global health leaders came together to raise US$ 18 million for UNICEF—funds that are critical to help provide vaccines to children against deadly diseases like Polio.

Have you made your 2023-24 Rotary Year donation to The Rotary Foundation’s PolioPlus Fund? If not, why not do it today!

A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2023 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 136 Benin – 3, Central African Republic – 7, Chad – 10, Cite d’ Ivoire – 2, DR Congo – 71, Indonesia – 3, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 13, Mali – 3, Mozambique – 3, Nigeria – 16, Somalia – 2, Zambia – 1.

New Polio Cases & Samples This Week –

  • Algeria: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
  • Botswana: two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
  • Burkina Faso: one cVDPV2 case
  • Burundi: two cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
  • Cameroon: three cVDPV2 positive environmental samples
  • Chad: two cVDPV2 cases
  • Côte d’Ivoire: one cVDPV2 positive environmental sample
  • Madagascar: six cVDPV1 positive environmental samples
  • Nigeria: six cVDPV2 cases and one positive environmental sample

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 909 Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 3, Benin – 11 (3 in 2021), Burundi – 1, Cameroon – 3 (3 in 2021), Central African Republic – 5, Chad -44 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 507 (28 in 2021), Republic of Congo – 1, Eritrea – 1, Ethiopia – 1, Ghana – 3, Indonesia – 1, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 14 (13 in 2021), Malawi – 4, Mali – 2, Mozambique – 22 (2 in 2021), Niger – 15 (18 in 2021), Nigeria – 48 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 5 (1 in 2021), Sudan – 1, Togo – 2, United States – 1, Yemen – 162 (69 in 2021).

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

“When Woodrow Wilson ran for office, people asked him why he was leaving his role as President of Princeton University. His answer was ‘I was tired of the politics’.”

— Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924), 28th President of the United States 

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

Pakistan

 

 

as of 7/8/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 2/20/23.
0 WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
1 Wild Polio cases – 2023
20 Wild Polio cases – 2022
1 Wild Polio case – 2021
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020

Afghanistan

 

 

as of 7/8/2023

0 new Polio cases reported this week. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 6/10/23.
WPV1 and 0 CVDPV2-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Afghanistan.
5 Wild Polio cases – 2023 (all from Nangarhar Province)
2 Wild Polio case – 2022
4 Wild Polio cases – 2021
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020

Our Goal is Global Polio Eradication!!

Terry Ziegler, Polio Update Newsletter Editor 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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