July 16, 2022


Jul 16, 2022 | Polio Eradication Update | 0 comments

What is that Polio Picture? Pakistan – Vaccinators travel via camel as part of a joint measles-rubella and polio campaign in Pakistan last year, applying their skills to support other disease efforts. ©Gavi/Asad Zaidi.

On 12 June, sports stars and celebrities met on the pitch for SoccerAid, an annual football match to support UNICEF’s efforts protecting the health of children worldwide. This year’s event focused on polio, raising a record-setting £15 673 728 in part to aid the work of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) building a polio-free world. The match made an important call to action – to end all forms of polio for good – which was further underscored when poliovirus was detected in sewage samples in London. While no children have been paralysed by poliovirus in the United Kingdom since 1983, this detection is yet another firm reminder that as long as polio exists anywhere, it remains a threat to children everywhere.
Yemen –  Almost two-thirds of the areas reporting the bulk of cVDPV2 cases have not implemented any type 2-containing polio vaccination campaign, underscoring the risk both to local children and to neighboring countries.
 A Win Against Polio is a Win for Global Health!

2022 Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Case Total – 235 Afghanistan – 43, Algeria – 1, Benin – 2 (3 in 2021), Chad – 5 (0 in 2021), DR Congo – 63 (28 in 2021), Eritrea – 1, Ghana – 1, Israel – 1, Madagascar – 5 (12 in 2021), Mozambique – 1 (2 in 2021), Niger – 8 (17 in 2021), Nigeria – 30 (415 in 2021), Pakistan – 8, Somalia – 2 (1 in 2021), Togo – 1, Yemen – 54 (64 in 2021).

New Polio Cases & Samples for the (7/9/22)Chad – 3 cVDPV2 Cases, Niger – 1 cVDPV1 Case, Nigeria – 3 cVDPV2 Samples, Yemen – 4 cVDPV2 Cases.
New Polio Cases & Samples for the Week Ending 7/16/22 – Algeria – 1 cVDPV2 Case, Benin – 2 cVDPV2 Cases, DRC – 1 cVDPV2 Sample, Eritrea – 1 cVDPV2 Case, Ghana – 1 cVDPV2 CAse + 3 Samples, Niger – 4 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.

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The Final Two Polio Endemic Countries:




as of 7/22/2022

0 new Polio cases were reported this week.
11 Wild Polio cases – 2022 (1 Wild Polio case, 2021). The most recent case had an onset of paralysis on 5/1/22.
84 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
1 WPV1 or cVDPV2 Positive Environmental Samples were reported this week in Pakistan.




as of 7/22/2022

0 new Polio cases reported this week.
1 Wild Polio case – 2022, (4 Wild Polio cases, 2021). The most recent cases had an onset of paralysis on 1/11/22.
56 Wild Polio cases – 2020.
0 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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