November 27, 2020
Vaccinator using hand sanitizer as a Covid precaution in a Polio immunization campaign in Pakistan

Vaccinator w/ sanitizer as Covid precaution in Pakistan

Nov 27, 2020 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

Dear Polio Eradication Warriors,

 

Two new Wild Polio cases reported this week.

What is that Polio Picture?  This Polio picture shows a Vaccinator using hand sanitizer as a Covid precaution in a Polio immunization campaign in Pakistan.

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!

The Polio Good News:  Last week, we just received notice that the Emergency early use license for the new Novel Type 2 Oral Polio Vaccine has been approved.  The new vaccine will be launched soon and we believe it will greatly assist in the fight against the Circulating Vaccine Type 2 Derived Polio outbreaks when it is widely distributed!  

Now that we are down to the final two Wild Polio Endemic countries, I will be listing the 16 reasons we need to End Polio in Pakistan (from Dawn.com):  # 13.,  According to some studies, Polio survivors often suffer from psychological trauma due to their sudden trauma.

2020 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Cases – 749 –Afghanistan – 160 (0 in 2019), ,Angola – 3 (129 in 2019),Benin – 1 (8 in 2019), Burkina Faso – 49 (1 in 2019), Cameroon – 7 (0 in 2019), CAR – 3 (21 in 2019),Chad – 80 ((10 in 2019),China – 0 (1 In 2019), Congo – 1,    Cote d’ Ivoire – 68 (0 in 2019),DRC – 63 (86 in 2019),Ethiopia – 21 (11 in 2019),Ghana – 11 (18 in 2019), Guinea – 29 (0 in 2019), Mali – 26, Malaysia – 1 (3 in 2019), Myanmar – 0 (6 in 2019),  Pakistan – 104 (22 in 2019), Papua New Guinea – 0 (0 in 2019).  Niger – 8 (1 in 2019),Nigeria – 4 (18 in 2019) Philippines – 1 (16 in 2019), Somalia – 28 (3 in 2019), South Sudan – 22 (0 in 2019), Sudan – 46,  Yemen – 19, Togo – 9 (8 in 2019),Zambia – 0 (2 in 2019).

361 Vaccine Derived Polio cases were reported in 2019.

Quote of the Day

Leaders inspire themselves and others to do, be, give, and become more than they ever thought possible..”  –  Tony Robbins

The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:

 

Pakistan

 

 

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
82 Wild Polio cases – 2020. The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 10/16/20.
147 Wild Polio cases – 2019. Two Polio-Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.

Afghanistan

 

 

2 new Polio cases reported this past week.
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020. The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 10/02/20.
29 Wild Polio cases – 2019.  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 26

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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