March 27, 2021
UNICEF consultant for the Polio program

UNICEF consultant for the Polio program

Mar 27, 2021 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

What is that Polio Picture? This picture shows Hira, a UNICEF consultant for the Polio program. Today she is visiting parents who are refusing to let their children be vaccinated to explain why the two drops of oral polio vaccine (OPV) are critical for their health and well-being.

“My daughter is 5 years old, and all the work I do with communities I do for her.  She wants to study, and I hope one day she can become the Minister of Public Health. I hope by the time she grows up we will have eradicated polio and make sure women can have a chance for a good future in Afghanistan.”

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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 – 32 – Afghanistan – 18 (305 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), Congo – 0 (2 in 2020), Cote d’ Ivoire – 0 (72 in 2020), DRC – 0 (81 in 2020), Ethiopia – 0 (26 in 2020), Ghana – 0 (11 in 2020), Guinea – 0 (45 in 2020), Mali – 0 (43 in 2020), Malaysia – 0 (1 in 2020),  Niger – 0 (8 in 2020), Nigeria – 3 (8 in 2020), Pakistan – 6 (135 in 2020), Philippines – 0 (1 in 2020), Sierra Leone – 0 (8 in 2020), Somalia – 0 (13 in 2020), South Sudan – 0 (54 in 2020), Sudan – 0 (58 in 2020), Tajikistan – 5 (1 in 2020), Togo – 0 (9 in 2020), and Yemen – 0 (30 in 2020).

A total of 1,075 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 26 countries in 2020.

Quote of the Day

“Eradicating Polio is the ultimate in sustainable service.” – Ian Riseley Past Rotary International President

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.  Seven 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. Five 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

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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